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.
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 […]
The Department for Transport (DfT) has released its February 2016: Policy Update discussing: The Road Safety Statement; Drug-driving; Use of mobile phones whilst driving; The improved Highway Code; Collision Reporting and Sharing (CRASH); Cycling and walking strategy; Reported road casualties; The Prince Michael Road Safety awards; and Highways England. The Policy update is available here.
A new film from European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) makes the case for making overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) a standard feature on all new vehicles in Europe. The film includes a demonstration of the system by Oliver Carsten of the University of Leeds in a production Ford Galaxy factory-fitted with ISA. It also features contributions from Aled Williams of EuroNCAP, Dr Áine Carroll – a leading expert in post-crash rehabilitation, Koen Ricour […]
Announcement The Westminster Government has today (Monday 21st December) published its road safety statement. Working Together to Build a Safer Road System. British Road Safety Statement is intended to deliver on the Conservative Party’s manifesto commitment “to reduce the number of cyclists and other road users killed or injured on our roads every year”. With the House of Commons in recess, transport minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon informed Parliament: “My […]