The Department for Transport published the summary 2018 road casualty data for Great Britain on 25th July 2019. This showed 1,782 people died in road collisions – a 1% decline on the previous year – continuing the “plateau” in GB road deaths since 2010. 25,484 seriously injured casualties reported. Due to changes on recording methods, comparisons with previous years may be misleading for serious injury numbers. 133,112 slightly injured casualties reported. Adjusted figures from the […]
Seventy-four actions to improve road safety have been published as part of the Government’s 2019 Road Safety Statement. The full Statement, which includes all 74 actions, can be found here. Initial comment by PACTS is here: 2019 Road Safety Statement – PACTS comment Increased penalties for failing to wear a seat belt is one of these measures, and one which PACTS recommended in Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority which was […]
PACTS conference Post Crash Response Thursday 17th October 2019 Royal College of Anaesthetists, London Book your place – 10% early bird discount for limited time Download draft programme The Safe System approach to road safety aims to minimise road deaths and life-changing injuries rather than to prevent all crashes. The effectiveness of post-crash response is therefore a crucial part of the system. This conference will feature practitioners, politicians and researchers involved in specifying […]
On the 20th of May 2019 Direct Line Group have launched their seat belt wearing campaign featuring Love Island star, presenter and influencer Josh Denzel, based on the PACTS report on seat belt wearing in the UK. You can follow the campaign @PACTS and @DirectLine_UK and see the videos below.
A report published by PACTS, in association with Direct Line Group, on the 30th of April 2019 reveals the problem of seat belt non-wearing in the UK. Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority shows that despite wearing rates of 98.6% for British car drivers, 27% of those who died in cars on the roads in 2017 were not wearing a seat belt. This amounts to more than 200 deaths; […]