Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics?

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics?

The PACTS Spring conference, Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics?  Understanding casualty trends and the causes, was attended by over 100 people.  It brought together experts in statistics, safety, crime and health, who took on the ambitious task of trying to explain why the number of road deaths had fallen so dramatically since 2007 and the implications for safety policy in the future. The clear message was that influencing attitudes to […]

23rd Westminster Lecture: Managing for Ambitious Road Safety Results

23rd Westminster Lecture: Managing for Ambitious Road Safety Results

In the 23rd Westminster Lecture and 2nd UN Decade of Action Lecture on Transport Safety, Jeanne Breen will give an international perspective on what works in road safety. It is well known that without effective action, road traffic injury will be a cause of serious health loss for men by 2030 and the leading cause of child death and injury by 2015. Jeanne, with her extensive knowledge of international best practice, will look at […]

Driving While Impaired

Driving While Impaired

Despite the progress in reducing drink-driving, around 14% of road deaths involve a driver over the legal limit. The scale of driving while under the influence of illegal drugs is also likely to be greater than currently known. This conference will bring together a range of speakers to identify the ways forward to reduce these deaths further. Join us for a lively debate on these perenially important issues. Download the […]

Achieving Compliance

Achieving Compliance

This conference is being organised jointly by PACTS and the Criminal Justice Research Centre within Brunel Law School. Given the focus in the Strategic Framework for Road Safety on achieving compliance with road traffic law, it will offer an opportunity to review the evidence about the effectiveness of methods to encourage people to comply with the law. It will look at all aspects of the process from enforcement through to […]

Aiming for Zero

Aiming for Zero

This conference will look at the challenges for road safety over the coming years if we are to seek to achieve a British version of Vision Zero. Although the current environment for casualty reduction may seem daunting, we need to look beyond this to sketch out what more we can achieve and what research evidence we have to make progress. This conference will begin to map out the direction we […]