2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS provides breakdown by administration

2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS provides breakdown by administration

The Department for Transport published the detailed 2018 road casualty data for Great Britain on 27th September 2019. This showed: 1,784 people died in road collisions – a 1% decline on the previous year – continuing the “plateau” in GB road deaths since 2010. 25,511 seriously injured casualties reported. Due to changes in recording methods, comparisons with previous years may be misleading for seriously injured casualty numbers.* 133,112 slightly injured […]

PACTS launches new report: ‘What Does My Car Do?’

PACTS launches new report: ‘What Does My Car Do?’

PACTS is pleased to publish (19th September 2019) What Does My Car Do? by Dr Shaun Helman, Chief Scientist at TRL, and Oliver Carsten, Professor of Transport Safety, University of Leeds. The report conclude that, “The lack of full standardisation of vehicle controls and the driver interface with driver assistance systems means there is often a ‘human factors’ deficit in which drivers are forced to use systems they do not necessarily […]

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

PACTS 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. AlcoSense has also agreed to contribute to the project. 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 […]

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

PACTS 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 […]

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 […]