[UPDATE: video added] The 2017 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

[UPDATE: video added] The 2017 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

The implications of robots in the transport sector Alan Winfield, Professor of Robot Ethics, University of West of England   Alan Winfield’s work at UWE spans Research and Public Engagement. Conducting research in Cognitive Robotics within the Bristol Robotics Lab, he is a member of the Science Communication Unit, and undertakes public engagement​ work centred upon robotics. Robot ethics is a significant focus of his current work, including the development of new standards.   For details of research, including current and recent projects, see: http://www.cem​s.uwe.ac.uk/~a-winfield/​   […]

PACTS conference: Reducing suicides on UK roads, 19th October 2017

PACTS conference: Reducing suicides on UK roads, 19th October 2017

Speaker presentations Suicide prevention – a multi sectoral challenge – Ruth Sutherland, Chief Executive, Samaritans Suicides on UK roads – lifting the lid. PACTS’ research findings – Katy Harrison, Policy Officer, PACTS (Full report here) Suicide classification in road traffic accident records – an important part for intervention in Sweden  – Dr Anna-Lena Andersson, Special Adviser – Traffic Safety, Swedish Transport Administration What do we know about suicide? – Prof Ann […]

Alcohol Interlocks: Towards a European approach for the fight against drink driving – 4th July, Edinburgh

Alcohol Interlocks: Towards a European approach for the fight against drink driving – 4th July, Edinburgh

Alcohol Interlocks: “Safe and Sober” Scotland event, Tuesday 4th July, Edinburgh The European Transport Safety Council, together with Road Safety Scotland and PACTS will hold a round-table event to raise awareness amongst policy makers, the private sector and key opinion leaders on how to develop a systematic approach to reducing alcohol misuse in road transport. The agenda (now finalised) includes the use of alcohol interlocks, enforcement actions and rehabilitation programmes. See […]

PACTS joins Global Network for Road Safety Legislators in launching Manifesto #4roadsafety

PACTS joins Global Network for Road Safety Legislators in launching Manifesto #4roadsafety

On Monday 8th May, PACTS joined the Global Network for Road Safety Legislators in launching their new Manifesto #4roadsafety. Parliamentarians worldwide are being urged to support action to meet the United Nation’s (UN) target to halve road deaths by the end of the decade. HRH Michael of Kent opened the manifesto launch, which featured a keynote speech from Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, Chairman of the FIA Foundation and a presentation by […]

PACTS Conference: Collision investigation – how can we learn more? 22 March 2017

PACTS Conference: Collision investigation – how can we learn more? 22 March 2017

Sponsored by Speaker presentations: Simon French, Chief Inspector, Rail Accident Investigation Branch:  Lessons from 12 years of rail accident investigation Richard Cuerden, Chief Scientist, TRL: UK road collision investigation and the case for a Road Collision Investigation Branch  Kathrine Wilson-Ellis, Senior Strategic Programme Manager – Road Safety, Highways England: Highways England Fatality Study – identifying the root causes and countermeasures Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for […]