Slower economy puts the brakes on road deaths

Slower economy puts the brakes on road deaths

The economic downturn is dramatically cutting the number of deaths on Britain’s roads: since Britain went into recession the number of people killed on Britain’s roads has fallen by more than a third, from 2,946 in 2007 to 1,901 in 2011. This is according to a new report from TRL, to be announced at a PACTS conference in London later this month. Louise Lloyd, senior statistician at TRL will highlight […]

Transport Select Committee Report Rail 2020 – PACTS Comments

Transport Select Committee Report Rail 2020 – PACTS Comments

Safer end–to-end journeys needed  The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety welcomed the publication today of the report Rail 2020 from the Transport Select Committee of the House of Commons. Commenting on the report, David Davies, Executive Director of PACTS, said “In recent years the UK rail network has achieved a good safety record.  We welcome the demand by the Transport Select Committee that safety standards should not be compromised […]

PACTS comments on DfT consultation

PACTS comments on DfT consultation

PACTS COMMENTS ON DfT CONSULTATION The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) welcomed the proposals on drink and drug driving published today by the Department for Transport. Commenting on the changes, Robert Gifford, Executive Director, said “These were originally proposed by Sir Peter North in his review of drink and drug driving. It is good to see the Department taking his suggestions forward. These are primarily procedural changes which […]

PACTS comments on DfT road casualties

PACTS comments on DfT road casualties

Provisional figures for road deaths and injuries for the second quarter of 2012 published today by the Department for Transport allow no room for complacency. That is the conclusion of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety. Commenting on the figures, Robert Gifford, Executive Director of PACTS, said “These figures give us a snapshot of the period from April to June 2012. As the Department rightly warns, this was a […]

PACTS Comments on Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2011

PACTS Comments on Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2011

Figures published today by the Department for Transport show that there is no room for complacency as far as road safety is concerned. While Great Britain may be top of the international comparison chart in terms of deaths per million population, that is because others have done badly, not because Great Britain has done better. Commenting on the figures published today in Reported Road Casualties Great Britain, Robert Gifford, Executive […]