Department for Transport Road Safety Newsletter [September 2016.]

Department for Transport Road Safety Newsletter [September 2016.]

The Department for Transport has released their September Road Safety Newsletter. The newsletter summarizes the department’s recent announcements on road safety including proposals to support advanced driver assistance systems and the recent DVSA consultation on changes to the practical driving test. Available here.

Fatal train accidents on Britain’s and Europe’s main line railways

Fatal train accidents on Britain’s and Europe’s main line railways

Professor Andrew Evans has updated his papers on fatal train accidents in Britain and Europe. ‘Fatal Accidents to Britain’s mainline railways’ updates the author’s previous statistical analyses of fatal train accidents on running lines on the national railway system of Great Britain to the end of 2015, based on fatal accident data over the 47-year period 1967 to 2015. There were no fatal train collisions, derailments or overruns in 2015 for the eighth […]

UK Road Safety and the role of the EU.

UK Road Safety and the role of the EU.

On the 23rd June, the UK will hold a referendum on the place of the United Kingdom in the European Union. PACTS has created a briefing on UK Road Safety and the role that the European Union plays in road safety. The briefing can be downloaded here.

PACTS Briefing on Chancellor’s 2016 Budget

PACTS Briefing on Chancellor’s 2016 Budget

The Chancellor’s 2016 Budget announced a number of transport safety related policies. These included an insurance premium tax rise, the announcement of a second road investment strategy and the announcement of driverless car trials in the UK. PACTS supplied a briefing to all Members of Parliament on the importance of the announced changes. The PACTS Budget 2016 Briefing can be downloaded here.  

Lords Bill to lower the drink-drive limit: Briefing

Lords Bill to lower the drink-drive limit: Briefing

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe’s Private Member’s Bill to reduce the drink-drive limit is due to have its Committee Stage on Friday 11th March 2016. The Bill, which seeks to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988, calls for a reduction of the legal limit on a driver’s blood alcohol content from 80mg to 50mg alcohol/100ml in England and Wales. Scotland enacted a similar reduction in December 2014 and Northern Ireland intends to do so in […]