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PACTS Research Project – ‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’

PACTS Research Project – ‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’

In May 2019, PACTS was awarded a grant from GEM Road Safety Charity to undertake research into roads policing and its contribution to road safety. AlcoSense has also agreed to contribute to the project. Context  Road deaths in the UK have not declined since 2010. During this period, levels of roads policing (officer numbers, enforcement activity etc.) have declined substantially– with the exception of automatic speed cameras. In response to […]

PACTS Research Project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’

PACTS Research Project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’

PACTS is currently undertaking a research project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’ following the award of a Department for Transport Road Safety Grant in May 2019. The project will be undertaken in partnership with the University of Stirling and is a multi-disciplinary review of recent drink driving trends, practice and interventions in the UK. The research aims to provide new, up-to-date insights into the behaviour, mind-set and […]

Government publishes the Road Safety Statement 2019

Government publishes the Road Safety Statement 2019

Seventy-four actions to improve road safety have been published as part of the Government’s 2019 Road Safety Statement. The full  Statement, which includes all 74 actions, can be found here.  Initial comment by PACTS is here: 2019 Road Safety Statement – PACTS comment Increased penalties for failing to wear a seat belt is one of these measures, and one which PACTS recommended in Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority which was […]

PACTS conference: Post Crash Response, 17th October 2019

PACTS conference: Post Crash Response, 17th October 2019

PACTS conference Post Crash Response Thursday 17th October 2019 Royal College of Anaesthetists, London Book your place  Download Programme The Safe System approach to road safety aims to minimise road deaths and life-changing injuries rather than to prevent all crashes. The effectiveness of post-crash response is therefore a crucial part of the system. This conference will feature practitioners, politicians and researchers involved in specifying and delivering these vital services. It will present […]

Road Safety Debates in Parliament

Road Safety Debates in Parliament

The last few weeks have seen two significant debates on road safety in Parliament. On the 23rd of May 2019, Transport Safety APPG member Susan Elan Jones MP sponsored a debate on excessive speeding and driving bans, available to read here. The 6th of June saw a Westminster Hall Debate on bus drivers working hours, sponsored by Matt Western MP, and featuring speeches from Transport Safety APPG chair Jim Fitzpatrick MP, […]