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Fatal train accidents on Britain’s and Europe’s main line railways

Fatal train accidents on Britain’s and Europe’s main line railways

Professor Andrew Evans has updated his papers on fatal train accidents in Britain and Europe.

Links to both papers are included in the post.

PACTS conference: Reducing suicides on UK roads, 19th October

PACTS conference: Reducing suicides on UK roads, 19th October

Reducing suicides on UK roads  Thursday, 19th October 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm Church House, Westminster   Some 6,000 people take their lives every year in the UK, often involving transport. The railway industry, working with Samaritans, has developed interventions that are having positive results. The roads sector lags behind. Data from Highways England suggests it is a significant problem but the wider scale of the tragedy is unknown and action is not co-ordinated. […]

Transport Safety APPG Vice-Chairman Viscount Simon delivers speech on roads policing

Transport Safety APPG Vice-Chairman Viscount Simon delivers speech on roads policing

Viscount Simon, vice-Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Transport Safety, delivered a speech on roads policing as part of the House of Lords debate on the Queen’s speech this week.

Herbert Smith Freehills: Connected and autonomous vehicles conference

Herbert Smith Freehills: Connected and autonomous vehicles conference

Herbert Smith Freehills Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Conference The advent of connected and autonomous driving technology is being hailed by many as a revolution in the automotive sector. But this is not the only sector that may be radically altered. The possible applications of this technology are far reaching and straddle a variety of different sectors including aerial, marine, public roads, private and public transportation, space, military, agriculture, mining and […]

Department for Transport delays publication of main 2016 Collision and Casualty results.

Department for Transport delays publication of main 2016 Collision and Casualty results.

PACTS finds the delay extremely worrying and believes that this delay further demonstrates the case for a Road Collision Investigation Branch.