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 Download full lecture report , or watch a recording of the lecture here.  In 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted global goals for sustainable development. For the first time these explicitly recognised road safety […]

Bus Services Bill 2016-17. PACTS submits written evidence to Transport Select Committee.

The Bus Services Bill 2016-17 is currently making its way through the UK Parliament. Yesterday, the Government released new publications relating to the Bill: Publication: HL Bill 58(e) Amendments for Report Publication: HL Bill 58 Running List of all Amendments on Report   PACTS provided written evidence to the Transport Select Committee on the Bus Services Bill 2016-17 that can now be viewed in its entirety here.  

Safest Roads in the World…..?

The safest roads in the world – but not for pedestrians. PACTS today (21 September) published a new report showing that Great Britain has consistently been among the world’s countries with the lowest rates of road deaths. However, the report shows areas where the UK does not compare so well. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of Britain’s road safety performance was commissioned by PACTS, researched by Brian Lawton and Chris Fordham of TRL, and […]

Road Deaths Still Not Reducing

The Great Britain road casualty statistics released by the Department for Transport today [4th August 2016] are worrying in a number of ways. Click the post for more information.

Fatal train accidents on Britain’s and Europe’s main line railways

Professor Andrew Evans has updated his papers on fatal train accidents in Britain and Europe. ‘Fatal Accidents to Britain’s mainline railways’ updates the author’s previous statistical analyses of fatal train accidents on running lines on the national railway system of Great Britain to the end of 2015, based on fatal accident data over the 47-year period 1967 to 2015. There were no fatal train collisions, derailments or overruns in 2015 for the eighth […]