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 […]
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.
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.