Parliamentary Questions: 19th-27th March

Parliamentary Questions: 19th-27th March

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 […]

Projections of road casualties in Great Britain to 2030

Projections of road casualties in Great Britain to 2030

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 […]

‘Britain’s Road Safety Performance: are we as sunny as we think?’

‘Britain’s Road Safety Performance: are we as sunny as we think?’

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 Rail Safety Working Party

PACTS Rail Safety Working Party

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 […]

Early Day Motion: Young Driver Safety

Early Day Motion: Young Driver Safety

Barry Sheerman MP, has sponsored an Early Day Motion (1025) on Young Driver Safety, stating that: ‘That this House notes with grave concern that almost a quarter of the road crashes resulting in death or serious injury in 2012 involved a driver under 24 years and that young, newly-qualified drivers are disproportionately involved in crashes, particularly catastrophic crashes involving multiple passengers, which has pushed up insurance premiums for young drivers; […]