New Research Project – ‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’

New Research Project – ‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’

In May 2019, PACTS was awarded a grant from GEM Road Safety Charity to undertake research into roads policing and its contribution to road safety. Context  Road deaths in the UK have not declined since 2010. During this period, levels of roads policing (officer numbers, enforcement activity etc.) have declined substantially– with the exception of automatic speed cameras. In response to a Parliamentary question to the then policing minister Brandon […]

New Research Project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’

New Research Project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’

PACTS is currently undertaking a research project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’ following the award of a Department for Transport Road Safety Grant in May 2019. The project will be undertaken in partnership with the University of Stirling and is a multi-disciplinary review of recent drink driving trends, practice and interventions in the UK. The research aims to provide new, up-to-date insights into the behaviour, mind-set and […]

2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS adds regional breakdon

2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS adds regional breakdon

The Department for Transport published the summary 2018 road casualty data for Great Britain on 25th July 2019. This showed 1,782 people died in road collisions – a 1% decline on the previous year – continuing the “plateau” in GB road deaths since 2010. 25,484 seriously injured casualties reported. Due to changes on recording methods, comparisons with previous years may be misleading for serious injury numbers. 133,112 slightly injured casualties reported. Adjusted figures from the […]

Government publishes the Road Safety Statement 2019

Government publishes the Road Safety Statement 2019

Seventy-four actions to improve road safety have been published as part of the Government’s 2019 Road Safety Statement. The full  Statement, which includes all 74 actions, can be found here.  Initial comment by PACTS is here: 2019 Road Safety Statement – PACTS comment Increased penalties for failing to wear a seat belt is one of these measures, and one which PACTS recommended in Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority which was […]

Department for Transport Road Safety Newsletter June 2019

Department for Transport Road Safety Newsletter June 2019

The Department for Transport has released their June Road Safety Newsletter. The newsletter summarizes the department’s recent announcements on road safety including PACTS research project on seatbelts in collaboration with Direct Line Group, and the appointment of Michael Ellis as new Minister of State at the Department for Transport. Full newsletter available to download here.