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 […]
On Thursday (24 September) the government will release detailed casualty figures for 2014. These will show that last year in Great Britain 1,775 people died on the roads (a 4% increase on the year before). 22,807 more were seriously injured (a 5% annual increase). While today’s casualty figures are still significantly below those seen when the coalition government came to power, much of the reduction came in 2010, the general […]
The European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) has now published it’s 29th PIN Flash Report: Making Walking and Cycling on Europe’s Roads Safer. The report reveals that over the past 12 years 138,400 pedestrians and cyclists were killed in road traffic; while 7,600 people died in road traffic while cycling or walking in the EU in 2013 according to new research: the equivalent of a commercial airliner full of passengers being lost […]
A new report and ‘road safety dashboard’ published today by PACTS and Direct Line Car Insurance calculates the casualty rates for residents of each parliamentary constituency relative to the local population. (Report Available here) The Parliamentary Constituency Road Safety Dashboard, published in the run up to the General Election on 7 May, is intended to make it easier for MPs to see the road casualty picture in their constituency. Using […]
The ETSC have now released their 8th Annual Road Safety Performance Index (PIN) Report available for download on their website. The report reveals that the UK has been pushed off the top spot by Sweden and that Slovakia has made the greatest reductions in road deaths in 2013.