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Parliamentary Questions: July 2016

Parliamentary Questions: July 2016

Road Signs and Markings  Q Asked by Lord Berkeley Department for Transport – Road Signs and Markings (Asked on: 14 July 2016)  To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for ensuring that road signs on Highways England and local authority roads are visible, clean and not obscured by foliage; and how members of the public can report signs that fail to meet those standards. A Answered by: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Answered on: 21 July 2016) […]

AIRSO Motorcycle Conference August 2016

AIRSO Motorcycle Conference August 2016

The annual AIRSO Motorcycle Conference is approaching. Hosted once again by The Hinckley Island Hotel on Wednesday 31st August 2016 the cost for this day-long conference is £80 or £70 for AIRSO members. If you would like details or wish to book please contact Sandra Macdonald-Ames using sandra@airso.org.uk Hosted once again by Karen Cole, Director of Safety and Training for the Motorcycle Industry Association, this year has a wide variety […]

PACTS Newsletter: July 2016

PACTS Newsletter: July 2016

Brexit and a new UK Government – implications for transport safety A month of change It now almost goes without saying that the political and indeed other events following the UK referendum of 23rd June have been more momentous, unpredictable and fast-moving than anyone could have imagined. Brexit, a new Prime Minister, a comprehensive cabinet reshuffle, mass resignation from the Shadow Cabinet and a Labour Party leadership contest underway. Less […]

PACTS welcomes new Transport Secretary

PACTS welcomes new Transport Secretary

Chris Grayling appointed Secretary of State for Transport (14th July 2016). Statement released by PACTS. Reacting to the news that Chris Grayling has been appointed Secretary of State for Transport, David Davies, Executive Director for the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) said: “We welcome Chris Grayling to the post of Secretary of State for Transport and wish him success. While Transport may not be top of the Whitehall […]

Making Older Drivers Safer for Longer

Making Older Drivers Safer for Longer

Leading road safety experts have  recommended raising the mandatory fitness to drive self-declaration for licence renewal from 70 to 75 years old – if proof of an eye sight test is made compulsory. The recommendations are made by the Older Drivers Task Force which published Supporting Safe Driving into Old Age, a report setting out a national older driver strategy. The Task Force, welcomed by Government, was managed by the Road […]