‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’ – report from PACTS

‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’ – report from PACTS

Some 1,800 people die on UK roads each year – more than twice the number of deaths from homicides and terrorism combined. A further 25,000+ people are seriously injured. Many of these casualties result from a failure to comply with traffic laws – knowingly or otherwise. Around two-thirds of collisions involve excessive speed, a driver over the legal alcohol limit, failure to wear a seat belt, or a combination of […]

e-scooters: Cool but where are the benefits?

e-scooters: Cool but where are the benefits?

PACTS has responded to the Department for Transport’s consultation on e-scooter trials and to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into e-scooters. PACTS points to the growing evidence of the health and safety disbenefits of e-scooters and their questionable environmental credentials. Use of e-scooters is currently illegal on public roads in the UK. PACTS believes that trials, despite the restrictions proposed, will be seen as a green light to general, unregulated use by the public. This will place the […]

Law Commission publishes analysis of consultation paper on Highly Automated Road Passenger Services (HARPS)

Law Commission publishes analysis of consultation paper on Highly Automated Road Passenger Services (HARPS)

The Law Commissions’ automated vehicles team have shared the results from the second consultation on passenger services and public transport. People’s responses cover some of the new challenges and opportunities arising from HARPS (Highly Automated Road Passenger Services) like creating safety standards and remote supervision of this new service. Prominent themes include the need to balance national and local governance, the importance of access to data, and to support rather […]

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

In response to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry, Coronavirus: implications for transport, PACTS has submitted the letter sent on 6th May 2020 to Roads Minster Baroness Vere. Please see letter here   

Alcohol Interlocks – new PACTS Research Project

Alcohol Interlocks – new PACTS Research Project

Alcolocks Feasibility Study In May 2019, PACTS was awarded a grant from the Department for Transport to undertake research into the feasibility of the using alcohol interlocks (“alcolocks”) as part of drink-drive offender rehabilitation programmes. PACTS has assembled a team of experts with relevant skills and expertise, including: the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), IAM RoadSmart, Road Safety Support and Christopher Miller, an independent consultant and former senior police officer. […]