Smart motorway – safety measures needed but with extra funds

Smart motorway – safety measures needed but with extra funds

PACTS has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Shapps, urging improved safety on smart motorways. PACTS insists that these measures must be funded by additional government grant, or from Highways England’s major schemes budget, and not from its road safety budgets which are needed for other works on the network. Read the letter here. Grants Shapps – ALR 27Jan2020

3rd Global Ministerial  – Stockholm declaration on road safety

3rd Global Ministerial – Stockholm declaration on road safety

At the request of the UN General Assembly, the Government of Sweden will host – in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) – the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety from 19-20 February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden under the theme “Achieving Global Goals 2030”. The Stockholm Declaration will be presented as the final outcome document of the Ministerial Conference. PACTS has welcomed the declaration. We made the following […]

Transport safety into the 2020s……

Transport safety into the 2020s……

  Transport safety – into the 2020s As we go from one decade to another, I hope you will allow me a quick look back at the world of transport safety in the 2010s and a glimpse ahead to the 2020s. The 2010s saw road safety elevated to a global policy priority in the UN Decade of Action and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This was recognition that road […]

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road Environment Working Party

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road Environment Working Party

PACTS wishes to appoint a new Chair of its Road Environment Working Party – an important unpaid role within PACTS. After six years as Chair, Heather Ward, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London, is stepping down at the end of December 2019 so this post is now vacant. Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a short covering statement to PACTS by 31st January. If you would like to discuss it, please contact the […]

2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS provides breakdown by administration

2018 road casualty summary figures published by DfT – PACTS provides breakdown by administration

The Department for Transport published the detailed 2018 road casualty data for Great Britain on 27th September 2019. This showed: 1,784 people died in road collisions – a 1% decline on the previous year – continuing the “plateau” in GB road deaths since 2010. 25,511 seriously injured casualties reported. Due to changes in recording methods, comparisons with previous years may be misleading for seriously injured casualty numbers.* 133,112 slightly injured […]