Transport Select Committee: Road Safety inquiry – PACTS submission

Transport Select Committee: Road Safety inquiry – PACTS submission

PACTS coordinated a response from 16 organisations: Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers, Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, European Transport Safety Council, Greensafe Foundation, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Institute of Highway Engineers, Institute of Road Safety Officers, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, RAC Foundation, Road Safety Analysis, RoadSafety GB, Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Thatcham – the Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre, TMS Consultancy, TRL (Transport Research Laboratory), Transport Safety Research Centre, Loughborough University. Taken together, […]

Transport Committee Report – 'Taxis and private hire vehicles: the road to reform'

Transport Committee Report – 'Taxis and private hire vehicles: the road to reform'

The Transport Select Committee published a report today calling for a legislative reform order to address problems posed by taxis and private hire vehicles (PHVs) operating outside of the district in which they are licensed – the phenomenon called ‘cross-border hire’. Launching the report, committee Chair Louise Ellman said, “The rules for taxis date back to 1847 and still refer to horse-drawn carriages. The rules for PHVs were set down […]

Transport Committee Inquiry – The Cost of Motor Insurance

Transport Committee Inquiry – The Cost of Motor Insurance

The Department for Transport announced today: Fraud is one of the main factors driving up the cost of motor insurance, says the cross party transport committee at the House of Commons. Wider access to justice should not provide a licence to make false personal injury claims under car insurance policies. A dedicated police unit – paid for by the insurance industry – should be established to tackle this escalating problem. […]

Transport Committee advertises for a Specialist Adviser

Transport Committee advertises for a Specialist Adviser

The Transport Select Committee has made the following announcement: “The House of Commons Transport Select Committee is looking for a rail expert to provide specialist advice on a consultancy basis. Applicants should be prepared to provide expert advice to committee members on rail matters on request, both in writing and in oral presentations. Advice may be requested generally (for example, to help explain Government policy on franchising or rolling stock) or in […]

PACTS Comments on Select Committee Report on Drink and Drug Driving

PACTS Comments on Select Committee Report on Drink and Drug Driving

Today the Transport Select Committee published their report Drink and Drug Driving Law in response to Sir Peter North’s report. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety welcomed the Transport Select Committee proposal for a zero limit with regard to drinking and driving. Such an approach reflects the strong level of public support shown in polling evidence provided in the 2010 RAC Report on Motoring. This showed that 46% of drivers supported a […]