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 […]
There have been a number of recent developments on drink driving. This briefing note brings together some statistics on the levels of breath testing by police force area and analysis by gender. It also provides links to the detailed results of digital breath tests carried out by police. On Friday 5 December 2014, the drink-drive (blood alcohol content) limit in Scotland was reduced from 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood to 50 mg alcohol […]
In September PACTS submitted a request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to the Department for Transport on graduated driver licensing: “What research, if any, the DfT has undertaken into possible effects of a graduated driving licensing scheme for young drivers on access to employment, education, training or leisure for young people?” The Department has responded (15th October 2104) and is available here along with the supporting information provided. The response lists research by […]