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; […]

UK Road Safety Summit: The Way Ahead

UK Road Safety Summit: The Way Ahead

‘This is a must see event if you want to understand and influence future UK road safety strategies’ This conference will engage key stakeholders in open and practical debate about the future of UK road safety policy and practice, the common and the different challenges across the UK and the diversity in road safety policy which has developed in the past few years. Key topics include: Road safety policy in […]

PACTS Newsletter November/December 2013

PACTS Newsletter November/December 2013

Places still available for Wednesday 4th December lecture on fatigue in transport. Dr Hunter will address fatigue in road and rail as well as aviation. Staying Awake, Staying Alive: the problem of fatigue in the transport sector.  Dr Robert Hunter, Head for Flight Safety at BALPA will deliver the 24th Westminster Lecture, 4 December, 6pm.  Book here. Includes dinner. Parliamentary safety news Transport Questions In the most recent Transport Questions held on 7th November […]

PQs 14th October-25th November

PQs 14th October-25th November

Cycling: Accidents 25th November Jim Fitzpatrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what resources his Department has allocated to reducing the number of cyclists being killed on the roads. Mr Goodwill: The safety of all cyclists is important to the Government, that’s why we have invested more in cycling than previous governments. The Department will have spent £278 million directly on cycling in the five years 2010-11 to 2014-15. For […]