PACTS Appoints New Road User Behaviour Working Party Chair

PACTS Appoints New Road User Behaviour Working Party Chair

PACTS is delighted to announce that Professor David Crundall has been appointed the new chair of the PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party. David is Professor of Traffic and Transport Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). He has worked in the field for over 20 years, and had undertaken research on behalf of many sponsors including the DfT, the DVSA, the RAC Foundation, The Road Safety Trust, the Engineering and […]

PACTS Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper – Automated Vehicles

PACTS Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper – Automated Vehicles

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has asked the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission to undertake a far-reaching review of the legal framework for automated vehicles, and their use as part of public transport networks and on-demand passenger services. This is a three-year project running from March 2018 to March 2021. As part of this review, PACTS has responded to the Law Commissions […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]