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: […]
New safety technologies could play a major role in bringing the numbers killed on European motorways down, according to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), authors of a new report published today. The full press notice on the report is available here.
“Multitasking” drivers who make business calls on the move may hope to impress the boss or close the deal – but they will achieve the exact opposite. This is the key message from Professor Andrew Parkes, chief scientist at TRL, one of the speakers to address a PACTS conference in London next month.* PACTS’ UK ROAD SAFETY SUMMIT: Drink, Drugs & Mobile Phones will focus on the annual 250 […]
EMBARGOED till 00.01 Wednesday 11th February 2015 Issued 10th February 2015 PACTS welcomes the launch of driverless car trials by Government ministers Vince Cable and Claire Perry today [Wednesday 11th February] in Greenwich. The Government has completed a review of regulations which gives the green light to projects in Greenwich, Coventry, Milton Keynes and Bristol over the next two years. The review was necessary to ensure safety and legal clarity before […]