e-scooters: Cool but where are the benefits?

e-scooters: Cool but where are the benefits?

PACTS has responded to the Department for Transport’s consultation on e-scooter trials and to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into e-scooters. PACTS points to the growing evidence of the health and safety disbenefits of e-scooters and their questionable environmental credentials. Use of e-scooters is currently illegal on public roads in the UK. PACTS believes that trials, despite the restrictions proposed, will be seen as a green light to general, unregulated use by the public. This will place the […]

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

In response to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry, Coronavirus: implications for transport, PACTS has submitted the letter sent on 6th May 2020 to Roads Minster Baroness Vere. Please see letter here . The Committee published this on 24 June 2020.

Coronavirus and road safety – PACTS writes to Roads Minister Baroness Vere

Coronavirus and road safety – PACTS writes to Roads Minister Baroness Vere

PACTS, with IAM RoadSmart and Brake, wrote (6th May 2020) to Roads Minister Baroness Vere, expressing concerns about aspect of road safety during lockdown, requesting information on road casualty numbers and urging strong support for public transport, walking and cycling as restrictions are lifted. The letter is here: Baroness Vere – Covid19 06May2020 Read Baroness Vere’s reply here : reply from Baroness Vere 29May2020

Westminster Hall Debate on All Lane Running

Westminster Hall Debate on All Lane Running

A Westminster Hall Debate on the Safety of All-Lane Running will take place at 11am on Wednesday 22nd January. The debate has been sponsored by Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, who has campaigned against all lane running. PACTS will provide a summary of the debate after and it can be watched here: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Commons.

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, […]