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The 2019 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

The 2019 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

The 2019 PACTS Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety, in partnership with IMEchE and supported by Michelin and Thatcham Research Lessons from the Ashes: Improving transportation safety through accident investigation PACTS has been highlighting the importance of in-depth accident investigation that focuses on learning and prevention, for all transport modes. We are delighted that Robert Sumwalt, Chairman of the US National Transportation Safety Board and expert in accident investigation, has agreed to […]

Conference presentations: Post Crash Response

Conference presentations: Post Crash Response

Speaker presentations  The REVIVE project – learning from post-crash response practice across Europe Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director, European Transport Safety Council  Post Crash Response Professor Tim Nutbeam, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Plymouth University Hospitals, presentation notes are here Let’s be clear – collaboration in incident management Stephen Bird, Senior Advisor, Incident Management Requirements, Highways England The Road Collision Investigation Project  Elizabeth Box, Head of Research, RAC Foundation  Road Accident In Depth Studies  […]

2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS provides breakdown by administration

2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS provides breakdown by administration

The Department for Transport published the detailed 2018 road casualty data for Great Britain on 27th September 2019. This showed: 1,784 people died in road collisions – a 1% decline on the previous year – continuing the “plateau” in GB road deaths since 2010. 25,511 seriously injured casualties reported. Due to changes in recording methods, comparisons with previous years may be misleading for seriously injured casualty numbers.* 133,112 slightly injured […]

PACTS and ETSC event: Regulating Drug Driving to Protect All Road Users

PACTS and ETSC event: Regulating Drug Driving to Protect All Road Users

Regulating drug driving to protect all road users  Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London Tuesday 22 October 9:30 – 13:00 PACTS and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) will hold a seminar on drug driving on 22 October in London. Participation is free, however places are limited. Full details and agenda available here.   

PACTS and IMechE event: Driver and Pilot Alertness

PACTS and IMechE event: Driver and Pilot Alertness

Driver and Pilot Alertness: Understanding Human Performance and the Contribution of Automation Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London 05 December 2019 Early Bird ends on 25 October 2019 Whilst increase automation is reducing reliance on humans this may, if not designed and managed appropriately, increase the risk of loss of attention. Driver/Pilot alertness is affected by many factors including the design of the task, work environment, rostering, fatigue, stimulation profile of the […]