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 […]

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

On 22nd November the Government published its response to its call for evidence on the Cycling and Walking Strategy Safety Review, available here. The report outline the 50 Actions that the DfT will take. The main outcomes of the response are that the DfT will: Review the existing guidance in the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians Invest £100,000 to support police enforcement by developing a national […]

Westminster Hall Debate on Road Safety and the Legal Framework (20/11/2018)

Westminster Hall Debate on Road Safety and the Legal Framework (20/11/2018)

For the third time in the last two months Parliamentary time was allocated to the issue of road safety in the Westminster Hall Debate on Road Justice and the legal framework held on the 20th of November 2018. The following MPs spoke at the debate: Ruth Cadbury Barry Sheerman Tim Farron Matt Western John Lamont Marcus Jones Liz McInnes Derek Thomas Jim Fitzpatrick Andrew Selous Judith Cummins Dr Sarah Wollaston […]

Department for Transport Consultation on New Cycling Offences

Department for Transport Consultation on New Cycling Offences

Between August and November 2018, the Department for Transport held a consultation on New Cycling Offences: Causing Death or Serious Injury When Cycling. The consultation documents and proposals are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/new-cycling-offences-causing-death-or-serious-injury-when-cycling Whilst PACTS broadly supports the proposals to introduce new offences, we have a reservations and caveats. In particular: Overall, we support the legislation because no alternative is proposed. However, rather than creating legislation specifically targeted at cyclists, we would […]

Martin Temple, Chair of HSE, Speech at the November Members’ Meeting

Martin Temple, Chair of HSE, Speech at the November Members’ Meeting

PACTS was delighted to welcome Martin Temple CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive to the November Members’ Meeting. Martin delivered a speech ‘The Health & Safety Executive and road safety’ focusing on HSE’s approach to road safety, including a joint West Yorkshire pilot aimed at tackling insecure loads. Read the full speech here: Martin Temple Speech for PACTS 1st November 2018