Department for Transport delays publication of main 2016 Collision and Casualty results.

Department for Transport delays publication of main 2016 Collision and Casualty results.

PACTS finds the delay extremely worrying and believes that this delay further demonstrates the case for a Road Collision Investigation Branch.

Alcohol Interlocks: Towards a European approach for the fight against drink driving – 4th July, Edinburgh

Alcohol Interlocks: Towards a European approach for the fight against drink driving – 4th July, Edinburgh

Alcohol Interlocks: “Safe and Sober” Scotland event, Tuesday 4th July, Edinburgh The European Transport Safety Council, together with Road Safety Scotland and PACTS will hold a round-table event to raise awareness amongst policy makers, the private sector and key opinion leaders on how to develop a systematic approach to reducing alcohol misuse in road transport. The agenda (now finalised) includes the use of alcohol interlocks, enforcement actions and rehabilitation programmes. See […]

UK Road Safety – Seizing the Opportunities

UK Road Safety – Seizing the Opportunities

In the run up to the General Election on June 8th, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has called on all political parties to commit to an overhaul of road safety in the next Parliament. After a period of rapid decline, the number of road deaths has remained unchanged in statistical terms since 2011. To assist a future Government, PACTS is publishing three papers by experts on safer […]

PACTS Paper: The changing nature of driving for work and questions for safety policy and practice

PACTS Paper: The changing nature of driving for work and questions for safety policy and practice

On behalf of PACTS and in collaboration with the Transport Safety Commission’s Work-related Road Safety Forum, Dr Nicola Christie and Heather Ward from University College London and Dr Shaun Helman from the Transport Research Laboratory have produced a briefing paper on the issue of work-related road safety.

General Election 2017 – road safety manifesto commitments

General Election 2017 – road safety manifesto commitments

Following the announcement of a UK General Election on June 8th, PACTS wrote to the major parties calling for a clear commitment to casualty reduction, backed by targets, to be included in their manifestos. Since then: PACTS welcomes Labour’s pledge for a ‘reset’ of the UK’s road safety vision, included in their manifesto: “After seven years of stalled progress, Labour will reset the UK’s road safety vision and ambitiously strive for […]