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 […]
A coalition of leading road safety organisations, including PACTS, has written to all Westminster parties urging them to include road safety as an election pledge and to commit any future government to reinvigorate efforts to reduce the number of people killed and seriously injured on the UK’s roads. The organisations emphasise that, despite progress, road traffic remains the biggest source of death and injury for young people and the biggest danger that most people face in their daily lives. The manifesto proposal is available here. The supporters: […]