Lords Bill to lower the drink-drive limit: Briefing

Lords Bill to lower the drink-drive limit: Briefing

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe’s Private Member’s Bill to reduce the drink-drive limit is due to have its Committee Stage on Friday 11th March 2016. The Bill, which seeks to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988, calls for a reduction of the legal limit on a driver’s blood alcohol content from 80mg to 50mg alcohol/100ml in England and Wales. Scotland enacted a similar reduction in December 2014 and Northern Ireland intends to do so in […]

DfT Motoring Services Strategy Consultation: PACTS response

DfT Motoring Services Strategy Consultation: PACTS response

The Department for Transport (DfT) began a consultation seeking views on the strategic direction of their motoring services agencies over the life of this Parliament in November 2015, laid out in a document titled ‘Motoring Services Strategy: Consultation’. The DfT sought to reform the three main motoring services agencies so they are positioned to respond to changes in: motoring the way people and businesses operate in an increasingly digitally-driven world. PACTS […]

Working together to reduce suicide in transport

Working together to reduce suicide in transport

Working together to reduce suicide in transport – the 26th Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety and the 5th lecture in the UN Decade of Action, was delivered by Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive of Samaritans, at the Palace of Westminster on 7th December. The lecture was opened by Claire Perry MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport and attended by around 80 people, including some 15 MPs and peers. Ian Stevens, Network Rail, commented on behalf of the rail […]

Conference presentations: Managing road safety – safe system in practice on local and national roads

Conference presentations: Managing road safety – safe system in practice on local and national roads

  The presentations from the PACTS Managing road safety conference are available below. Please contact joanne.mackel@pacts.org.uk if you have any problems accessing the presentations.   PACTS Conference Speech, Yvonne Mosquito, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner West Midlands The UK Government’s road safety strategy, Jessica Matthew, Deputy Director, Road User Licensing, Insurance and Safety, Department for Transport Highways England’s Road Safety Ambition , David Stones, Divisional Director, Professional and Technical Solutions, Highways […]

ETSC and PACTS event – tackling drink driving: sharing best practice in the UK and mainland Europe

ETSC and PACTS event – tackling drink driving: sharing best practice in the UK and mainland Europe

SMART policies for tackling drink driving Wednesday 14th October 2015, 14.00-17.00 Europe House 32 Smith Sq. London, SW1P 3EU ETSC and  PACTS held a national conference on tackling drink-driving  as part of the  SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) project. The  debate  addressed  policy  and  practice  on  education,  enforcement,  penalties,  rehabilitation, alcohol interlocks and other measures  to discourage  and prevent drink driving. The event presentations can be accessed here on the ETSC […]