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Department for Transport releases December Road Safety Newsletter

Department for Transport releases December Road Safety Newsletter

The Department for Transport has released its December edition of the Road Safety Newsletter.   The newsletter is been written for the benefit of those working in the road safety field or who are interested in the topic. The newsletter covers: The Government’s Safer Roads Fund to improve dangerous roads The Mobile Phone Penalty Increase The AA Trust’s Driver Distraction Campaign The THINK! Drink Driving Christmas Campaign Highways England’s ‘Driving In The […]

Transport Select Committee publishes Bus Services Bill Report.

Transport Select Committee publishes Bus Services Bill Report.

The Transport Select Committee’s report into the Bus Services Bill has been published (25th November 2016). Available in full here. Welcoming publication of the report, PACTS Executive Director David Davies said: “The Bus Services Bill is an enabling Bill and the Transport Committee has understandably focused on the procedural arrangements for franchising and partnerships. PACTS submitted evidence about the need to specify a duty of safety and reporting arrangements. The […]

PACTS Urges Chancellor to remember Road Safety funding as part of the Autumn Statement

PACTS Urges Chancellor to remember Road Safety funding as part of the Autumn Statement

PACTS has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Right Honourable Phillip Hammond MP, ahead of this year’s Autumn Statement, asking him to ensure vital funding for road safety.   Capital investment is important but so too is resource spend. Without a sufficiently large and stable core of expert and experienced staff, it will not be possible to undertake the actions set out in the Statement. That in turn will jeopardise […]

The 2016 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

The 2016 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

Road Safety and the Global Goals for Sustainable Development Christian Friis Bach, Executive Secretary & Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Introduction by Andrew Jones MP, Under Secretary of State for Transport Safety  Click here for press release The lecture is now available to view here In 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted global goals for sustainable development. For the first time these explicitly recognised road safety as […]

Recent Parliamentary Questions on transport safety issues

Recent Parliamentary Questions on transport safety issues

Assisted Vehicle Technology Q Asked by Justin Tomlinson (North Swindon) Asked on: 27 October 2016 Department for Transport Driving: Safety 50669 To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many responses his Department received during the public consultation on advanced driver assistance systems and automated vehicle technologies. A Answered by: Mr John Hayes Answered on: 02 November 2016 The consultation “Pathway to driverless cars: proposals to support advanced driver assistance systems and […]