ROAD SAFETY SPENDING GUIDANCE ISSUED TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES Ahead of the Treasury’s Comprehensive Spending Review, leading road safety organisations have issued a joint briefing document to local authority chief executives to help them set spending priorities that will protect their communities. The Making it Count guidance, issued today, addresses the difficult spending choices that will have to be made over the coming months. It outlines the role local authorities can […]
PACTS PUBLISHES PAPER ON CHILD RISK The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety has today published a paper calling for a more co-ordinated approach to the safety of children and young people. The paper entitled “Perceptions and Realities” and published jointly with seven organisations working in the child safety field can be downloaded from PACTS website: www.pacts.org.uk The conclusions of the report build on work presented at a PACTS seminar […]
Failing to protect the well-being of children and young people is both costly and morally unacceptable. The biggest non-natural killers of children and young people are road-traffic accidents. Yet policy direction has been greatly influenced by the shocking nature of a small number of violent assaults and abuse cases. This has skewed our perceptions of risk, which in turn have further influenced policy direction on child safeguarding and well-being. Download […]
Dr Simon Bennett, Director of the Civil Safety and Security Unit, University of Leicester, outlines why regulations governing pilot hours should be based on the lived reality of the pilot lifestyle, in a special paper for PACTS. Bennett, S.A. (2010) “Contemporary issues: Fatigue impacts of employee commutes.” London: Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety. S Bennett Fatigue impacts 2010
This paper updates Professor Andrew Evan’s previous statistical analysis of fatal train accidents on running lines of the national railway system of Great Britain to the end of 2009, based on fatal accident data over the 43 -year period 1967 to 2009.