RICA Driving Safely Guide

RICA Driving Safely Guide

RICA (Research Institute for Consumer Affairs) has released a guide designed to help older drivers make the right decisions to remain safe and independent when driving. This guidance was based on research carried out in May 2013 and PACTS contributed to the development of the guide. It is available at: http://www.rica.org.uk/content/driving-safely-life

Railway Accident Analyses

Railway Accident Analyses

The latest version of Prof Andrew Evans’ (Imperial College London) analysis of Fatal train accidents on Britain’s main line railways: end of 2012 analysis is now available at: https://workspace.imperial.ac.uk/cts/Public/Docs/FTAB2012.pdf This paper updates the author’s previous statistical analyses of fatal train accidents on running lines of the national railway system of Great Britain to the end of 2012, based on fatal accident data over the 46-year period 1967 to 2012. The paper examines […]

Getting young drivers back on the roads – in safety

Getting young drivers back on the roads – in safety

NEW DEAL NEEDED FOR YOUNG DRIVERS, SAYS PACTS Download the document The Government should thoroughly examine ways to improve the safety of young drivers and their passengers, says PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety. It welcomes the forthcoming Government green paper on young driver safety. Despite public and parliamentary concern, successive governments have not got to grips with the issue, according to a policy paper from PACTS, issued […]

Dr Barbara Sabey – A Tribute

Dr Barbara Sabey – A Tribute

PACTS director Richard Allsop pays tribute to Barbara Sabey who died on 24 February 2013 after a career dedicated to road safety. A warm tribute to Dr Barbara Sabey by Prof Richard Allsop.

Speed and Safety – Evidence from Published Data

Speed and Safety – Evidence from Published Data

The number of drivers breaking the 30 mph speed limit has dropped by a third in twelve years. In 1998, 69% of cars on 30 mph roads were above the limit. By 2010 the figure had fallen to 46%. The reduction in the proportion of cars exceeding 35 mph has fallen even more sharply, by a half in nine years. In 2001, 32% of cars on 30 mph roads were […]