The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has today published a major report looking at the contribution that public realm design can make to improving road safety and other well-being objectives. The report, written by Eleanor Besley, is entitled “Kerb Your Enthusiasm” and was part-funded by the Institution for Civil Engineers Research and Development Fund and the RAC Foundation. The report began as an investigation of the urban phenomenon […]
PACTS has asked the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health to strengthen the important developing links between public health and transport. PACTS asks Mrs Milton to focus on the important public health implications of the active travel agenda and to focus on the significant safety impact which a reduction in the BAC limit could have. The letter is available for download: here.
June 1 1935 saw the start of the requirement to pass a driving test in order to gain a licence. Although considerable progress has been made in reducing deaths and injuries on our roads in the last 75 years, too many young people continue to be killed and injured in the first few months after passing the test. Commenting on the anniversary, Robert Gifford, Executive Director of the Parliamentary […]
Robert Gifford, Executive Director of PACTS, has written to Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport with responsibility for road safety. The letter urges the minister to publish the new strategy for road safety as soon as possible. To read the letter, click on the link here.
FOR IMMEDIATE USE MAY 25 2010 PACTS COMMENTS ON QUEEN’S SPEECH Commenting on the publication of the Queen’s Speech today Robert Gifford, Executive Director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, said “At first sight, transport safety and casualty reduction might seem completely omitted from the legislative package. “However, the Scotland Bill offers two potential contributions to improving safety on the roads north of the border. […]