Williams Rail Review – PACTS’ submission

Williams Rail Review – PACTS’ submission

PACTS has submitted evidence to the Rail Review, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport in September 2018 and chaired by Keith Williams, former Chief Executive of British Airways. Carolyn Griffiths, former head and founding Chief Inspector of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and now Chair of the PACTS Rail Safety Working Party commented, ”PACTS is pleased to make a submission to the Rail Review identifying  opportunities to further […]

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party

PACTS wishes to appoint a Chair of its Road User Behaviour Working Party – an important unpaid role within PACTS. After many years as Chair, Professor Oliver Carsten stood down in December 2018 so this post is now vacant. Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a short covering statement to PACTS by 10th February. If you would like to discuss it, please contact the Executive Director, David Davies: 020 7222 7732 […]

PACTS conference: Driving Down Risk – work-related road safety in the gig economy era

PACTS conference: Driving Down Risk – work-related road safety in the gig economy era

PACTS conference Driving Down Risk – work-related road safety in the gig economy era Thursday 28th March 2019 Queen Elizabeth II Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, SW1P 3EE There are around 500 work-related road deaths a year in Great Britain – around 30% of total road deaths. This far exceeds the number of deaths in the workplace reported by the Health & Safety Executive. Employers have responsibilities for the safety of […]

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 […]

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 […]