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Transport Select Committee publishes PACTS’ submission to the Active Travel Inquiry

Transport Select Committee publishes PACTS’ submission to the Active Travel Inquiry

The Transport Select Committee has published PACTS’ submission to its Active Travel Inquiry. PACTS welcomes the Transport Committee’s Active Travel inquiry. PACTS sees promotion of active travel, road danger reduction and reducing road casualties as intertwined. More active travel (walking and cycling) can contribute significantly to a range of major challenges, including obesity, mental health, air quality, local economies and a more productive workforce. This requires vision and joined-up policy-making. PACTS comments in detail on the analysis […]

PACTS events calendar 2019

PACTS events calendar 2019

Calendar of PACTS events in 2019   January 2019 21st         Rail Safety WP, 1-4pm, TfL, Palestra, London. 28th         Road Safety Working Parties, 10am-3pm, Aviva Digital Garage, London   February 2019 6th           TSC WRRS Forum, 1-4pm, SMMT, London 18th         Management & Finance Committee, 11am, Buckingham Court   March 2019 7th           PACTS Board meeting, 11.00am-1.00pm, 1 Parliament Street 7th           PACTS Members meeting 2.30-4.00pm, Grimond Room, Portcullis House […]

Another step towards roadside evidential breathalysers – MEBTI competition Stage 2

Another step towards roadside evidential breathalysers – MEBTI competition Stage 2

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has been awarded a grant by the Secretary of State for Transport to run a competition to encourage the development of mobile evidential breath testing instruments (sometimes referred to as roadside evidential breathalysers) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. The competition aims to result in one or more type approved instruments which can be operated by police forces throughout the UK […]

DfT December 2018 Road Safety Newsletter

DfT December 2018 Road Safety Newsletter

The Department for Transport December 2018 Road Safety Newsletter has been released, available here. The newsletter focuses on the CWIS Safety Review and the release of Atkins Report on 20mph speed limit. This includes the news that the Department has funded RoSPA to write a guide for local authorities, ‘Introducing 20mph Limits’, as well as to update the RoSPA guides ‘Road Safety: a Guide for Local Councillors in England’ and […]

20mph Research Study – Summary and PACTS comment

20mph Research Study – Summary and PACTS comment

The Department for Transport has today (22 November 2018) published the 20mph Research Study by Atkins, AECOM and Professor Mike Maher (UCL). It assesses the outcomes of introducing 20 mph speed limit schemes (ie reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph) in residential areas and town centres. These are generally on a wider scale, but “signs only”, ie without the traffic calming measures of earlier 20mph zones. They were introduced for […]