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Department for Transport Consultation on New Cycling Offences

Department for Transport Consultation on New Cycling Offences

Between August and November 2018, the Department for Transport held a consultation on New Cycling Offences: Causing Death or Serious Injury When Cycling. The consultation documents and proposals are available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/new-cycling-offences-causing-death-or-serious-injury-when-cycling Whilst PACTS broadly supports the proposals to introduce new offences, we have a reservations and caveats. In particular: Overall, we support the legislation because no alternative is proposed. However, rather than creating legislation specifically targeted at cyclists, we would […]

Martin Temple, Chair of HSE, Speech at the November Members’ Meeting

Martin Temple, Chair of HSE, Speech at the November Members’ Meeting

PACTS was delighted to welcome Martin Temple CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive to the November Members’ Meeting. Martin delivered a speech ‘The Health & Safety Executive and road safety’ focusing on HSE’s approach to road safety, including a joint West Yorkshire pilot aimed at tackling insecure loads. Read the full speech here: Martin Temple Speech for PACTS 1st November 2018  

How understanding suicide on UK Roads may help prevent them, insights for Australia

In 8th October 2018, PACTS and Samaritans took part in a webinar How understanding suicide on UK Roads may help prevent them, insights for Australia. This was organised by the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) to explore the 2017 PACTS report Suicides on UK Roads – Lifting the Lid. A recording of the webinar is available here on YouTube.

Developing safe system road safety indicators for the UK – a report by PACTS in association with Ageas

Developing safe system road safety indicators for the UK – a report by PACTS in association with Ageas

PACTS, in association with Ageas, has called on the government to adopt a new approach to managing road safety. The report, Developing safe system road safety indicators for the UK, was launched at the Conservative Party Conference on 2nd October 2018. It recommends that the UK monitors a set of eight key indicators to show changes in the underlying safety of the road system. These would support a casualty reduction target. The government would report annually on progress. The […]

Vacancy – Policy and Research Officer – CLOSED

Vacancy – Policy and Research Officer – CLOSED

The date for applications has now passed. Interviews will be held on Monday 15th October (pm). Applicants selected for interview will be contacted. ————————————– PACTS is seeking to appoint a Policy and Research Officer, a central role within the organisation. Salary: £25,000- £28,000 pa plus 10% employer pension contribution. Applications close Sunday 7th October 2018. Full job description and application details can be found  here – Policy and Research Officer […]