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; […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
PACTS is looking for a new Chair for its Road Environment Working Party as Chris Lines steps down at the end of 2013. This is a an important (unpaid) role within PACTS. For details see our Jobs page. http://www.pacts.org.uk/jobs/ Applications for the positions of Office & Events Manager and Transport Safety Commission & Working Party Manager are now closed. We hope to announce the outcomes shortly.