Road Safety Since 2010 – Update with 2017 data

Road Safety Since 2010 – Update with 2017 data

“PACTS understands that the DfT is putting the final touches to its refreshed Road Safety Statement and Action Plan. PACTS very much hopes that all these announcements will focus on what matters and what works. To keep the focus on the big picture – reducing the number of the most serious road casualties – we are publishing Road Safety Since 2010. This updates our earlier report with the latest (2017) casualty data.” said […]

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party

PACTS wishes to appoint a Chair of its Road User Behaviour Working Party – an important unpaid role within PACTS. After many years as Chair, Professor Oliver Carsten stood down in December 2018 so this post is now vacant. Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a short covering statement to PACTS by 10th February. If you would like to discuss it, please contact the Executive Director, David Davies: 020 7222 7732 […]

Transport Select Committee publishes PACTS’ submission to the Active Travel Inquiry

Transport Select Committee publishes PACTS’ submission to the Active Travel Inquiry

The Transport Select Committee has published PACTS’ submission to its Active Travel Inquiry. PACTS welcomes the Transport Committee’s Active Travel inquiry. PACTS sees promotion of active travel, road danger reduction and reducing road casualties as intertwined. More active travel (walking and cycling) can contribute significantly to a range of major challenges, including obesity, mental health, air quality, local economies and a more productive workforce. This requires vision and joined-up policy-making. PACTS comments in detail on the analysis […]

DfT December 2018 Road Safety Newsletter

DfT December 2018 Road Safety Newsletter

The Department for Transport December 2018 Road Safety Newsletter has been released, available here. The newsletter focuses on the CWIS Safety Review and the release of Atkins Report on 20mph speed limit. This includes the news that the Department has funded RoSPA to write a guide for local authorities, ‘Introducing 20mph Limits’, as well as to update the RoSPA guides ‘Road Safety: a Guide for Local Councillors in England’ and […]

20mph Research Study – Summary and PACTS comment

20mph Research Study – Summary and PACTS comment

The Department for Transport has today (22 November 2018) published the 20mph Research Study by Atkins, AECOM and Professor Mike Maher (UCL). It assesses the outcomes of introducing 20 mph speed limit schemes (ie reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph) in residential areas and town centres. These are generally on a wider scale, but “signs only”, ie without the traffic calming measures of earlier 20mph zones. They were introduced for […]