Government’s U-Turn on Young Driver Safety

Government’s U-Turn on Young Driver Safety

19 December 2013                                                                                                             GOVERNMENT’S U-TURN ON YOUNG DRIVER SAFETY   Once again, the safety of young […]

Westminster Lecture Press Release: The Dangers of Fatigue

Westminster Lecture Press Release: The Dangers of Fatigue

 3 November 2013  COMMON DRIVER FATIGUE SIMILAR TO DRINK-DRIVING It is common for people in the UK to drive with levels of fatigue that are associated with some loss of ability similar to, and sometimes beyond what is seen at the legal alcohol limit for driving, according to fatigue and transport expert Dr Robert Hunter. Speaking at the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety’s Westminster Lecture on Wednesday night (4 Dec)* […]

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 […]