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 […]

What kind of pilots do we want?

What kind of pilots do we want?

This thinkpiece, prepared for PACTS by Ian Frow and “Flip” Seal, raises important questions about the recruitment and training of the next generation of commercial pilots. It seeks to identify the key challenges facing aviation and look at how these might be resolved. It is published by PACTS to encourage a wider debate about these important aspects of aviation. Download the document

Cycle Safety

Cycle Safety

This briefing was written for the Westminster Hall debate on cycle safety on the 23rd February 2012.   Download the document

Fatal Train Accidents 2011

Fatal Train Accidents 2011

Andrew Evans, Emeritus Professor at Imperial College London and Chair of PACTS Rail Safety Working Party, has published his annual update on fatal train accidents on Britain’s railways.   Click here to download the report

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 2010 analysis is now available at: http://www.cts.cv.ic.ac.uk/documents/publications/iccts01391.pdf A new paper, Fatal train accidents on Europe’s railways: 1980-2010, written for the Ninth Congress on Railway Research, to be held in Lille on 22-26 May 2011 is also available. This is an update to 2010 of a paper Fatal train […]