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 […]
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 […]
The Department for Transport has released their June Road Safety Newsletter. The newsletter summarizes the department’s recent announcements on road safety including PACTS research project on seatbelts in collaboration with Direct Line Group, and the appointment of Michael Ellis as new Minister of State at the Department for Transport. Full newsletter available to download here.
In 8th October 2018, PACTS and Samaritans took part in a webinar How understanding suicide on UK Roads may help prevent them, insights for Australia. This was organised by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) to explore the 2017 PACTS report Suicides on UK Roads – Lifting the Lid. A recording of the webinar is available here on YouTube.
The Department for Transport today (26 June 2018) published the Road Safety Management Capacity Review. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/road-safety-management-capacity-review This is a report detailing the findings of the independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review by Systra. The DfT committed to commissioning this work in the 2015 Road Safety Statement. The project was commissioned in May 2017 and DfT received the final report in May 2018. The report is independent and not a statement of government policy. The DfT has […]