Another step towards roadside evidential breathalysers – MEBTI competition Stage 2

Another step towards roadside evidential breathalysers – MEBTI competition Stage 2

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has been awarded a grant by the Secretary of State for Transport to run a competition to encourage the development of mobile evidential breath testing instruments (sometimes referred to as roadside evidential breathalysers) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. The competition aims to result in one or more type approved instruments which can be operated by police forces throughout the UK […]

Williams Rail Review – PACTS’ submission

Williams Rail Review – PACTS’ submission

PACTS has submitted evidence to the Rail Review, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport in September 2018 and chaired by Keith Williams, former Chief Executive of British Airways. Carolyn Griffiths, former head and founding Chief Inspector of the Rail Accident Investigation Branch and now Chair of the PACTS Rail Safety Working Party commented, ”PACTS is pleased to make a submission to the Rail Review identifying  opportunities to further […]

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party

PACTS wishes to appoint a Chair of its Road User Behaviour Working Party – an important unpaid role within PACTS. After many years as Chair, Professor Oliver Carsten stood down in December 2018 so this post is now vacant. Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a short covering statement to PACTS by 10th February. If you would like to discuss it, please contact the Executive Director, David Davies: 020 7222 7732 […]

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

On 22nd November the Government published its response to its call for evidence on the Cycling and Walking Strategy Safety Review, available here. The report outline the 50 Actions that the DfT will take. The main outcomes of the response are that the DfT will: Review the existing guidance in the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians Invest £100,000 to support police enforcement by developing a national […]

Conference presentations: Streets Safe for Walking – the way to healthy and prosperous places

Conference presentations: Streets Safe for Walking – the way to healthy and prosperous places

Presentations Keynote 1: Promoting walking and safety – the role of Government – Matt Rodda MP, Shadow Minister for Local Transport Cities, land use and transport – moving to active and sustainable travel – Peter Jones, Professor of Transport and Sustainable Development, UCL Promoting danger reduction, active travel and pedestrian safety in a city centre where pedestrians are the majority  – Iain Simmons, Assistant Director (City Transportation), City of London Corporation Towards a walking world – international good practice in […]