New vehicle technologies and extension of EU infrastructure safety rules could prevent thousands of collisions on motorways

New vehicle technologies and extension of EU infrastructure safety rules could prevent thousands of collisions on motorways

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.

DRUGS, DRINK AND DRIVEN WITH DISTRACTIONS

DRUGS, DRINK AND DRIVEN WITH DISTRACTIONS

“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 […]

PACTS WELCOMES TRIALS OF DRIVERLESS CARS

PACTS WELCOMES TRIALS OF DRIVERLESS CARS

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 […]

Coalition calls for Young Driver Green Paper

Coalition calls for Young Driver Green Paper

  A coalition of 24 business groups, transport organisations and leading individuals, led by RoSPA and including PACTS, has written to all Westminster parties asking them to commit to a Green Paper on young driver safety in the next Parliament. The manifesto proposal is here with the introductory letter. The supporters: Glenda Jackson CBE MP; Dr Sarah Jones; Lord Jordan of Bournville CBE; Professor (Emeritus) Frank P McKenna; Lord McKenzie of Luton; Barry Sheerman MP; The Viscount Simon; David Ward MP; AIRSO; Association […]

Richard Cuerden of TRL appointed Chair of PACTS Vehicle Design Working Party

Richard Cuerden of TRL appointed Chair of PACTS Vehicle Design Working Party

International road and vehicle safety expert, Richard Cuerden, Technical Director for Vehicle Safety at the Transport Research Laboratory, has been appointed Chair of the PACTS Vehicle Design working party. For the full press release please click the link here.