Roads Minister sets out road safety priorities

Roads Minister sets out road safety priorities

Roads Minister, Andrew Jones MP says “he will not rule out any measure that could saves lives”. These include safer rural roads, guidance to local authorities on achieving the maximum reduction in road accidents per pound spent, learning from the very best safety regimes around the world, reviewing penalties for mobile phone use by drivers and continuing the roll out of drug-drive enforcement. He was speaking at the Brake/Direct Line Parliamentary reception, hosted […]

Select Committee membership to be announced

Select Committee membership to be announced

The motion confirming the membership of the Transport Select Committee (TSC) is on today’s Order Paper in the House of Commons (Standing Order No.9(6)). The order reads as follows:   TRANSPORT No debate after 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6)) Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection That Robert Flello, Mary Glindon, Karl McCartney, Stewart Malcolm McDonald, Mark Menzies, Huw Merriman, Will Quince, Iain Stewart, Graham Stringer and Martin […]

Disappointing increase in GB deaths and serious injuries in Reported Road Casualties GB: 2014

Disappointing increase in GB deaths and serious injuries in Reported Road Casualties GB: 2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) today published their Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: Main Results 2014 which revealed that: There was an increase in the number of reported road deaths to 1,775 fatalities in 2014. This is 4% (62 deaths) higher than in 2013. It is the third lowest annual total fatalities on record after 2012 and 2013. The number of people seriously injured in accidents reported to the police […]

Letter to Juncker on European serious injury target

Letter to Juncker on European serious injury target

More than 40 experts and representatives of road safety organisations and victims groups from across Europe, including PACTS, together with 11 members of the European Parliament have written to President Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to reverse a decision to drop the announcement of a new EU target to cut serious road injuries. The Letter makes the case for the European Commission to act in support of the Serious Injury target and to […]

Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020

Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020

The new UK Parliament road safety minister Andrew Jones MP told the May meeting of the Motorists Forum that the Department for Transport would be drawing up a new road safety strategy and action plan. Not wasting any time, seven road safety groups including PACTS have written to the minister with joint recommendation.  The Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020 can be downloaded here.