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 […]

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.  

How understanding suicide on UK Roads may help prevent them, insights for Australia

In 8th October 2018, PACTS and Samaritans took part in a webinar How understanding suicide on UK Roads may help prevent them, insights for Australia. This was organised by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) to explore the 2017 PACTS report Suicides on UK Roads – Lifting the Lid. A recording of the webinar is available here on YouTube.

Road Safety Management Capacity Review

Road Safety Management Capacity Review

The Department for Transport today (26 June 2018) published the Road Safety Management Capacity Review. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/road-safety-management-capacity-review This is a report detailing the findings of the independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review by Systra.  The DfT committed to commissioning this work in the 2015 Road Safety Statement. The project was commissioned in May 2017 and DfT received the final report in May 2018. The report is independent and not a statement of government policy. The DfT has […]

The Road Safety Management Capacity Review (RSMCR) is expected to be published late spring 2018

The Road Safety Management Capacity Review (RSMCR) is expected to be published late spring 2018

In 2017 the Department for Transport (DfT) commissioned a road safety management capacity review (RSMCR). This was a recommendation by PACTS in 2015[1] and PACTS was pleased that it was accepted by DfT and included in its 2015 British Road Safety Statement. The DfT is expected to publish the report in full in late spring 2018.