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 […]
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.
20 October 2014 PACTS holds Driverless Vehicles conference on October 22 at Thatcham, UK PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, will run the conference, Driverless Vehicles: from technology to policy, on 22 October, hosted at Thatcham Research, the motor insurers’ safety body, to discuss the policy implications of active safety systems in cars and commercial vehicles. The event will describe the technology introduction roadmap from the latest driver assistance systems through […]
A report to be launched today (Tuesday 9th September) will highlight the growing proportion of all drink driving convictions received by women, up from nine per cent in 1998 to 17 per cent in 2012. It calls for the breathalyser limit to be reduced for all drivers and for road safety messages to make clear that drink driving is not a just a male problem. Responding to the report, David […]
GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS UK PUSHED OFF TOP PLACE IN ROAD CASUALTY RANKINGS Government figures published today (9.30am 26 June) confirm that UK no longer tops the international league table for road safety. Progress in reducing roads deaths since 2010 has slowed dramatically. Progress in GB slowed in 2013 with a decrease of only 2% in the number of people killed on the roads – from 1,754 deaths in 2012 […]