The Department for Transport (DfT) today published their Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: Main Results 2014 which revealed that: There was an increase in the number of reported road deaths to 1,775 fatalities in 2014. This is 4% (62 deaths) higher than in 2013. It is the third lowest annual total fatalities on record after 2012 and 2013. The number of people seriously injured in accidents reported to the police […]
More than 40 experts and representatives of road safety organisations and victims groups from across Europe, including PACTS, together with 11 members of the European Parliament have written to President Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to reverse a decision to drop the announcement of a new EU target to cut serious road injuries. The Letter makes the case for the European Commission to act in support of the Serious Injury target and to […]
The new UK Parliament road safety minister Andrew Jones MP told the May meeting of the Motorists Forum that the Department for Transport would be drawing up a new road safety strategy and action plan. Not wasting any time, seven road safety groups including PACTS have written to the minister with joint recommendation. The Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020 can be downloaded here.
This briefing paper sets out the road safety powers which are devolved. It was compiled for PACTS in March 2014 by the Department for Transport, with assistance from Transport for London, Department of the Environment Northern Ireland, Transport Scotland, the Welsh Government and Road Safety GB. PACTS understands that there has been no significant change in these powers since this date. The briefing is available here.
PACTS’ CAMPAIGN PRIORITIES FOR ROAD SAFETY PACTS has drawn up a list of priorities for road safety that would substantially reduce the level of death and injury on roads in the UK. PACTS will be discussing these with Government, political parties, parliamentarians, stakeholders and partners in the run-up to the General Election on 7th May 2015. Unless the Government acts, a third of a million people will be killed or seriously injured on the roads in Great […]