Safety and CO2: Can we both tackle climate change and continue to make road transport safer?

Safety and CO2: Can we both tackle climate change and continue to make road transport safer?

On November 23, PACTS joins forces with the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers to undertake a closer look at whether and how we tackle climate change and continue to cut casualties on the roads. Cutting transport emissions and road casualties are policy objectives that should complement each other. Speakers at this half-day event will seek to identify how this can be done. Speakers on the […]

20th Westminster Lecture

20th Westminster Lecture

Putting People at the Centre: How to Enhance Road Safety in the 21st Century. Fred Wegman, Managing Director, SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research ABOUT THE SPEAKER Fred Wegman has been Managing Director of SWOV Institute for Road Safety Research since April 1999. He is an advisor to the Dutch Ministry of Transport and to the Dutch Parliament. He is Chairman of the ETSC working party on Road Safety Performance […]

Beyond 2010: The Challenges Ahead

Beyond 2010: The Challenges Ahead

Below are the presentations available for download on the PACTS website. Presentation 1: Safe and Sustainable Mobility Futures; David Bannister, Transport Studies Unit, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University. Presentation 2: Motoring Towards 2050- A Strategy for roads in a low carbon and lean expenditure future; Stephen Glaister, Director of the RAC Foundation Presentation 3: Human-centred driving – the next generation of road safety, Dr Mark Young, Human-Centred Design Institute, Brunel […]

Safety and Sustainability

Safety and Sustainability

Safety and Sustainability: developing a seamless approach Improving safety and increasing sustainability are clear priorities for transport policy. We want a transport system that is safe for its users, however they choose to travel. In addition, in response to both the Stern and Eddington reviews, the government places a high priority on reducing the contribution of transport to climate change. The aim of this conference is to explore the opportunities […]

19th Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

19th Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

In December we held a very successful and enjoyable Westminster Lecture. The lecture was given by Oliver Carsten, Professor of Transport Safety at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. It was entitled ‘Technology: Curse or Cure?’ available for download here. It was a highly timely lecture given the recent publication of research into Intelligent Speed Adaptation and the increasing emphasis placed on technology to reduce accidents by the […]