Transport Select Committee to hold inquiry into level crossing safety

Transport Select Committee to hold inquiry into level crossing safety

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s decision to hold an inquiry into the safety of the UK’s 8,000 level crossings. PACTS’ call for the review was one of just seven recommendations among 113 put to the Transport Select Committee to be taken forward for its programme of activity into 2014. David Davies, Executive Director of PACTS, said, “PACTS is very pleased that […]

Government response to Transport Committee report on road safety

Government response to Transport Committee report on road safety

The Transport Committee has published the Government’s response to its recent report into road safety. Launching the special report, Louise Ellman, Chair of the Transport Select Committee said, “The DfT has wasted an opportunity to demonstrate focus and leadership on road safety. Generalised talk about everyone playing their part to bring road casualties down should not be allowed to hide central government’s responsibilities to keep local authorities, the police, other […]

Road Safety Inquiry – Report

Road Safety Inquiry – Report

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety welcomed the publication today of the report from the Transport Select Committee of the House of Commons into road safety. Commenting on the report, Robert Gifford, Executive Director of PACTS, said “Just over a year after the publication of the government’s Strategic Framework for Road Safety and following the first rise in road deaths since 2003 and in serious injuries since 1994, it […]

Road Freight Inquiry – PACTS submission

Road Freight Inquiry – PACTS submission

The Transport Committee invites written evidence on the major issues affecting the road freight sector with a view to holding an oral evidence session on 3 July 2012. The Committee is particularly interested in: – The Government’s approach to road freight and the strategic road network. – Drivers’ hours rules and compliance. – Theft and security issues, including how to tackle truck crime. – Freight interchanges and the place of […]

Flight Time Limitations

Flight Time Limitations

The Transport Committee has today (May 30 2012) published a report looking at the proposals for pilot flight time limitations published by the European Aviation Safety Agency. Rightly, the committee identifies that the longer periods of night flying that…