The Department for Transport today (26 June 2018) published the Road Safety Management Capacity Review. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/road-safety-management-capacity-review This is a report detailing the findings of the independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review by Systra. The DfT committed to commissioning this work in the 2015 Road Safety Statement. The project was commissioned in May 2017 and DfT received the final report in May 2018. The report is independent and not a statement of government policy. The DfT has […]
PACTS to run £350,000 competition. 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 (MEBTI) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. Up to £350,000 will be available to encourage manufacturers in this sector to invest in devices which meet the UK standard. Currently, when […]
Carolyn Griffiths, founder of the UK’s Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) and Chief Inspector during its first 10 years of operations has accepted the role of Chair of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety Rail Safety Working Party. The unpaid appointment is for three years. Carolyn replaces David Morris, former Chair of CIRAS, who stepped down at the end of 2017. She will be assisted by Vice-Chair, John Abbott, […]
In 2017 the Department for Transport (DfT) commissioned a road safety management capacity review (RSMCR). This was a recommendation by PACTS in 2015 and PACTS was pleased that it was accepted by DfT and included in its 2015 British Road Safety Statement. The DfT is expected to publish the report in full in late spring 2018.