Transport Questions: 5th March

Transport Questions: 5th March

Cycling and Walking Stephen Timms (East Ham) (Lab): What steps he is taking to increase levels of cycling and walking. The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mr Robert Goodwill): The Government are committed to increasing walking and cycling. We have more than doubled the funding compared with the previous Administration. We added a section to the Infrastructure Act 2015 that places a commitment on Government to produce a cycling […]

Calls for Road Safety Election Pledge

Calls for Road Safety Election Pledge

A coalition of leading road safety organisations, including PACTS, has written to all Westminster parties urging them to include road safety as an election pledge and to commit any future government to reinvigorate efforts to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the UK’s roads. The organisations emphasise that, despite progress, road traffic remains the biggest source of death and injury for young people and the biggest danger that most people face in their daily lives. The manifesto proposal is available here.   The supporters: […]

New vehicle technologies and extension of EU infrastructure safety rules could prevent thousands of collisions on motorways

New vehicle technologies and extension of EU infrastructure safety rules could prevent thousands of collisions on motorways

New safety technologies could play a major role in bringing the numbers killed on European motorways down, according to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), authors of a new report published today. The full press notice on the report is available here.

DRUGS, DRINK AND DRIVEN WITH DISTRACTIONS

DRUGS, DRINK AND DRIVEN WITH DISTRACTIONS

“Multitasking” drivers who make business calls on the move may hope to impress the boss or close the deal – but they will achieve the exact opposite. This is the key message from Professor Andrew Parkes, chief scientist at TRL, one of the speakers to address a PACTS conference in London next month.*   PACTS’ UK ROAD SAFETY SUMMIT: Drink, Drugs & Mobile Phones will focus on the annual 250 […]