Cuts to police enforcement across Europe ‘doubly damaging’ for road safety, according to latest ETSC report

Cuts to police enforcement across Europe ‘doubly damaging’ for road safety, according to latest ETSC report

Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s failure to cut the numbers dying in road collisions, according to a new report by the European Transport Safety Council. In over half the countries where data is available, the number of tickets issued over the last five years for use of a mobile phone while driving has reduced, suggesting lower levels of enforcement across Europe. […]

Transport Select Committee Report on Road Traffic Law Enforcement: Government Response

Transport Select Committee Report on Road Traffic Law Enforcement: Government Response

In 2015 PACTS submitted evidence to the House of Commons Transport Select Committee consultation on Road Traffic Law Enforcement. The Transport Select Committee released a report in March which can be found here. The Government has now released its response to the report, available to download here.

Europe’s car safety framework needs ‘overhaul’ according to new ETSC report

Europe’s car safety framework needs ‘overhaul’ according to new ETSC report

Vehicle safety innovations are still benefiting too few road users in Europe due to an over-reliance on a voluntary testing programme rather than regulatory standards, according to a new report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). For almost twenty years, increases in levels of car safety in Europe have been driven mainly by the voluntary Euro NCAP programme which awards the safest cars with a 5-star rating. But according […]

Fit to Drive?

Fit to Drive?

FIT TO DRIVE? Alcohol is the biggest reported impairment to driving, but motorists may be taking to the roads impaired without knowing it. This is according to a report published today by a leading road safety experts on behalf of PACTS. Fit to Drive? examines the law as it stands, factors affecting fitness, and gaps that need to be addressed. The report was written by Professor Oliver Carsten (Leeds University), […]

Saving Lives by Lowering the Legal Drink-Drive Limit

Saving Lives by Lowering the Legal Drink-Drive Limit

PACTS and the RAC Foundation today (16 December) published a report from Professor Richard Allsop, Saving Lives by Lowering the Legal Drink-Drive Limit (available here). Professor Allsop, a former PACTS Director and now Special Adviser to PACTS, estimates that 25 deaths and 95 serious injury casualties would be avoided each year if the limit in England and Wales was reduce to that which now applies in Scotland. Professor Richard Allsop said: “When we set the limit […]