10th April Schools: Cycling Mary Creagh: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2014, Official Report, column 411W, on transport: schools, how many (a) schools and (b) pupils took part in Bikeability cycle training in each year since 2005. Mr Goodwill: Funding provided by the Department for Transport (DFT) for Bikeability cycle training began in financial year 2006-07. Data collection since then has consisted mainly of the number of […]
27th March Written Statements Executive Agencies The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Stephen Hammond): I am pleased to announce the publication of the 2014-15 business plans for all of the Department for Transport’s Executive agencies—the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Vehicle Certification Agency (VGA), the Highways Agency (HA) and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). The business plans set out: the […]
The report, Projections of road casualties in Great Britain to 2030, written by C. G. B. (Kit) Mitchell and R. E. Allsop and published by PACTS is now available here. The report analyses road casualty trends and has been supported by contributions from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and the GEM Motoring Assist Road Safety Charity. Additional report data and results can be accessed below: Annex A: Data and Detailed […]
Professor Oliver Carsten has stated that the UK is not a world leader in safety for vulnerable modes of transport in his recent article, ‘Britain’s Road Safety Performance: are we as sunny as we think?’, published in Transport Xtra on the 21st March. The article is available here, reproduced with the permission of the author and Landor LINKS.
PACTS working parties are the opportunity to meet and share best practice and are often at the forefront of developments in transport safety. Staying in touch with members helps to inform PACTS when trying to shape government safety policy. The first PACTS Rail Safety Working Party of 2014 met at Thales, Quadrant House. Alistair McPhee, Managing Director of Thales, Ground Transportation Systems in the UK along with his colleagues from […]