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 […]

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 […]

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

On 22nd November the Government published its response to its call for evidence on the Cycling and Walking Strategy Safety Review, available here. The report outline the 50 Actions that the DfT will take. The main outcomes of the response are that the DfT will: Review the existing guidance in the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians Invest £100,000 to support police enforcement by developing a national […]

Martin Temple, Chair of HSE, Speech at the November Members’ Meeting

Martin Temple, Chair of HSE, Speech at the November Members’ Meeting

PACTS was delighted to welcome Martin Temple CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive to the November Members’ Meeting. Martin delivered a speech ‘The Health & Safety Executive and road safety’ focusing on HSE’s approach to road safety, including a joint West Yorkshire pilot aimed at tackling insecure loads. Read the full speech here: Martin Temple Speech for PACTS 1st November 2018  

PACTS conference: Streets Safe for Walking – the way to healthy and prosperous places

PACTS conference: Streets Safe for Walking – the way to healthy and prosperous places

Presentations Keynote 1: Promoting walking and safety – the role of Government – Matt Rodda MP, Shadow Minister for Local Transport Cities, land use and transport – moving to active and sustainable travel – Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL Promoting danger reduction, active travel and pedestrian safety in a city centre where pedestrians are the majority  – Iain Simmons, Assistant Director (City Transportation), City of London Corporation Towards a walking world – international good practice in […]