PACTS calls for London Cycling Safety Summit

PACTS calls for London Cycling Safety Summit

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has written to the Mayor of London calling on him to convene an urgent Cycling Safety Summit in response to the recent spate of cyclist deaths on London’s roads. (see letter attached) Five cyclists have died in the past nine days in London. This brings the total number of cyclist deaths in London this year to 13, most of them in collisions […]

POST-RECESSION UK: CAN WE DELIVER A HEALTHY GREEN COUNTRY?

26 September 2013   POST-RECESSION UK: CAN WE DELIVER A HEALTHY GREEN COUNTRY?   Population growth, increasing demands on public services and the need for a greener, more sustainable and healthy quality of life – these are the options facing the UK as it emerges from recession. These themes are explored by eminent speakers PACTS’ conference next month.   Achieving safety, sustainability and health goals in transport will address the […]

Transport Select Committee to hold inquiry into level crossing safety

Transport Select Committee to hold inquiry into level crossing safety

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s decision to hold an inquiry into the safety of the UK’s 8,000 level crossings. PACTS’ call for the review was one of just seven recommendations among 113 put to the Transport Select Committee to be taken forward for its programme of activity into 2014. David Davies, Executive Director of PACTS, said, “PACTS is very pleased that […]

New deal needed for young drivers, says PACTS

New deal needed for young drivers, says PACTS

The Government should thoroughly examine ways to improve the safety of young drivers and their passengers, says PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety. It welcomes the forthcoming Government green paper on young driver safety.   Despite public and parliamentary concern, successive governments have not got to grips with the issue, according to a policy paper from PACTS, issued ahead of a debate in Parliament on road safety on […]

PACTS to set up Transport Safety Commission

PACTS to set up Transport Safety Commission

  The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) is to set up a Transport Safety Commission to inquire into road, rail and air safety. Initially the Commission will address road safety.   Announcing the decision, Barry Sheerman MP, Chairman and founding members of PACTS, said   “I am delighted to announce that PACTS will be launching a Transport Safety Commission. This will be a high level body with MPs, […]