The last few weeks have seen two significant debates on road safety in Parliament. On the 23rd of May 2019, Transport Safety APPG member Susan Elan Jones MP sponsored a debate on excessive speeding and driving bans, available to read here. The 6th of June saw a Westminster Hall Debate on bus drivers working hours, sponsored by Matt Western MP, and featuring speeches from Transport Safety APPG chair Jim Fitzpatrick MP, […]
On the 20th of May 2019 Direct Line Group have launched their seat belt wearing campaign featuring Love Island star, presenter and influencer Josh Denzel, based on the PACTS report on seat belt wearing in the UK. You can follow the campaign @PACTS and @DirectLine_UK and see the videos below.
A report published by PACTS, in association with Direct Line Group, on the 30th of April 2019 reveals the problem of seat belt non-wearing in the UK. Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority shows that despite wearing rates of 98.6% for British car drivers, 27% of those who died in cars on the roads in 2017 were not wearing a seat belt. This amounts to more than 200 deaths; […]
Teresa Ciano, Partnership Manager of the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, GoSafe, has been appointed as a director and trustee on the PACTS Board. Teresa Ciano said, “I am honoured and pleased to be joining the PACTS Board. Since I started working in Road Safety in 2005, I’ve followed their work closely in promoting transport safety for public benefit and their skill in offering research based solutions. I will be focused on […]
Presentations from the day Morning keynote, Karl Turner MP, Shadow Minister for Road Safety Work-related road safety – current HSE initiatives, Alan Craddock, Head of Transport and Public Services Unit, Health & Safety Executive Work-related road safety – the DVSA’s approach, Mark Winn, Chief Driving Examiner, DVSA Government support for tackling WRRS and the Driving for Better Business programme, Pauline Reeves, Deputy Director, Road User Licensing, Insurance and Safety, Department […]