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, […]

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 […]