PACTS and the RAC Foundation today (16 December) published a report from Professor Richard Allsop, Saving Lives by Lowering the Legal Drink-Drive Limit (available here). Professor Allsop, a former PACTS Director and now Special Adviser to PACTS, estimates that 25 deaths and 95 serious injury casualties would be avoided each year if the limit in England and Wales was reduce to that which now applies in Scotland. Professor Richard Allsop said: “When we set the limit […]
New figures from the Department for Transport (DfT) released today reveal that country roads are the deadliest, with an average of three people dying on country roads every day last year. In total, 1,040 people were killed and 9,051 seriously injured on country roads in 2014, with a third (348) of fatalities occurring on a bend.1 In spite of this, almost a quarter of road users surveyed admit to braking […]
More than 40 experts and representatives of road safety organisations and victims groups from across Europe, including PACTS, together with 11 members of the European Parliament have written to President Jean-Claude Juncker urging him to reverse a decision to drop the announcement of a new EU target to cut serious road injuries. The Letter makes the case for the European Commission to act in support of the Serious Injury target and to […]
The new UK Parliament road safety minister Andrew Jones MP told the May meeting of the Motorists Forum that the Department for Transport would be drawing up a new road safety strategy and action plan. Not wasting any time, seven road safety groups including PACTS have written to the minister with joint recommendation. The Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020 can be downloaded here.
Transport Safety Commission press release. Embargo – 00:01 hrs Wednesday 25 March 2015 Who should be responsible for road safety? More than 130 years after the first cars took to the UK’s roads there is still no single independent body that has responsibility for investigating and learning from the accidents that take place on the public highway. Since 1926 – when casualty figures were first recorded – some half a […]