PACTS is currently undertaking a research project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’ following the award of a Department for Transport Road Safety Grant in May 2019. The project will be undertaken in partnership with the University of Stirling and is a multi-disciplinary review of recent drink driving trends, practice and interventions in the UK. The research aims to provide new, up-to-date insights into the behaviour, mind-set and […]
Seventy-four actions to improve road safety have been published as part of the Government’s 2019 Road Safety Statement. The full Statement, which includes all 74 actions, can be found here. Initial comment by PACTS is here: 2019 Road Safety Statement – PACTS comment Increased penalties for failing to wear a seat belt is one of these measures, and one which PACTS recommended in Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority which was […]
The Department for Transport has released their June Road Safety Newsletter. The newsletter summarizes the department’s recent announcements on road safety including PACTS research project on seatbelts in collaboration with Direct Line Group, and the appointment of Michael Ellis as new Minister of State at the Department for Transport. Full newsletter available to download here.
On the 20th of May 2019 Direct Line Group have launched their seat belt wearing campaign featuring Love Island star, presenter and influencer Josh Denzel, based on the PACTS report on seat belt wearing in the UK. You can follow the campaign @PACTS and @DirectLine_UK and see the videos below.
A report published by PACTS, in association with Direct Line Group, on the 30th of April 2019 reveals the problem of seat belt non-wearing in the UK. Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority shows that despite wearing rates of 98.6% for British car drivers, 27% of those who died in cars on the roads in 2017 were not wearing a seat belt. This amounts to more than 200 deaths; […]