The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety today welcomed the further fall in road casualties shown in the Main Results issued this morning by the Department for Transport: http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/accidents/casualtiesmr/rrcgbmainresults2009 Commenting on the results, Robert Gifford, Executive Director, said “The fall of 12% in deaths between 2008 and 2009 is higher than we predicted earlier in the week. It also far exceeds any fall in motorised traffic during the year. […]
The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) today welcomed the review of drink and drug driving law written by Sir Peter North. Commenting on the report, Robert Gifford, Executive Director of PACTS, said “Sir Peter is a well-respected legal figure with a track record of analysing road traffic law. As you would expect, his report is both thorough and comprehensive. “His key recommendation to lower the current alcohol limit […]
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 […]