Checking the Health of Road Safety

Checking the Health of Road Safety

This is the third report in the series entiled “Tackling the Deficit”. It looks at recent policy development in road safety and at the impact of the government’s austerity programme on the provision of road safety within local authorities in England. 50% of those who responded believed that the statutory duty to promote road safety was under threat. 44% answered that the strategic framework for road safety had had no […]

It's My Choice: Safer mobility for an ageing population

It's My Choice: Safer mobility for an ageing population

PACTS has produced a major report looking at safe mobility for an ageing population. The report looks at all aspects of public and private transport, arguing that we need to promote greater and safer mobility for an ageing society in order to ensure the benefits that independent mobility can bring to quality of life. Download the document

Tackling the Deficit: Where to next for road safety?

Tackling the Deficit: Where to next for road safety?

PACTS has published jointly with the RAC Foundation a report looking at the impact of recent government policies on road safety. The main message of the report is that the safety gains of recent years will be put at risk without government commitment to road safety. The findings of the report are based on a questionnaire circulated to road safety professionals in December. They reflect the responses of the sector […]

Tackling the Deficit

Tackling the Deficit

PACTS has today published jointly with the RAC Foundation a report looking at the impact of recent budget reductions on road safety. The report argues that road safety is an example of the Big Society in action bringing together national and local government, statutory agencies, the private sector and civil society to work together to cut casualties. Recently a policy vacuum has developed in road safety. A new strategy and […]

Kerb Your Enthusiasm. Why shared space doesn’t always mean shared surface and other stories.

Kerb Your Enthusiasm. Why shared space doesn’t always mean shared surface and other stories.

Over the last two years at least, there has been extensive debate around shared space. Discussion has tended to focus on the potential safety risk to specific groups of vulnerable road users when faced with some of the design measures associated with shared space including level surfaces, removal of guard railing and a lack of signage. PACTS aims to move the debate away from this microlevel focus and identify some […]