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 […]
SIR – Banning CCTV cameras cars will make it impossible for councils to tackle dangerous parking outside schools, stop drivers blocking bus lanes and essential loading bays for businesses and delivery firms, protect disabled pedestrians against reckless motorists parking on pavements and improve safety on dangerous roads or junctions. CCTV parking enforcement accounts for just 2 per cent of total council parking income so it will also fail to drastically […]
Press Notice: Issued Monday 31 March 2014 PACTS is pleased to announce the publication of its report Achieving Safety, Sustainability and Health Goals in Transport and the press notice is now available for access here. The report is available for access on the PACTS website.