PACTS Briefing on Chancellor’s 2016 Budget

The Chancellor’s 2016 Budget announced a number of transport safety related policies. These included an insurance premium tax rise, the announcement of a second road investment strategy and the announcement of driverless car trials in the UK. PACTS supplied a briefing to all Members of Parliament on the importance of the announced changes. The PACTS Budget 2016 Briefing can be downloaded here.  

Conference presentations: PACTS Safer Vehicles 2016 conference

Presentations from the PACTS Safer Vehicles 2016 conference are available below Photographs of the day Chairman’s introductory statement, David Ward, Secretary General, Global NCAP Opportunities to influence vehicle safety, Richard Cuerden, Technical Director for Vehicle Safety, TRL EuroNCAP – the 2020 road map, Dr Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General, EuroNCAP (presented by Aled Williams, Programme Manager, EuroNCAP) London’s road safety priorities – the role of safer vehicles ,  Lilli Matson, Head […]

Europe’s car safety framework needs ‘overhaul’ according to new ETSC report

Vehicle safety innovations are still benefiting too few road users in Europe due to an over-reliance on a voluntary testing programme rather than regulatory standards, according to a new report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC). For almost twenty years, increases in levels of car safety in Europe have been driven mainly by the voluntary Euro NCAP programme which awards the safest cars with a 5-star rating. But according […]

Dft Consultation on use of mobile phones whilst driving: PACTS response

The Department for Transport (DfT) has held a consultation seeking views on ‘changes to the Fixed Penalty Notice and penalty points for the use of a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving’. The full details of the consultation can be found here. PACTS has given a full response to the consultation. That response is available here. The consultation is now closed and the DfT are now analysing the feedback received.

Lords Bill to lower the drink-drive limit: Briefing

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe’s Private Member’s Bill to reduce the drink-drive limit is due to have its Committee Stage on Friday 11th March 2016. The Bill, which seeks to amend the Road Traffic Act 1988, calls for a reduction of the legal limit on a driver’s blood alcohol content from 80mg to 50mg alcohol/100ml in England and Wales. Scotland enacted a similar reduction in December 2014 and Northern Ireland intends to do so in […]