British Road Safety Statement Announced

The British Road Safety Statement was announced by Lord Ahmad in the Lord’s on 21st December 2015 and by Andrew Jones (by written statement) in the Commons on the 5th January 2016. PACTS’ briefing on the British Road Safety Statement is available here. Read the full document Working Together to Build a Safer Road System. Road Safety Statement at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/487704/british_road_safety_statement_print.pdf  

Government publishes Road Safety Statement

Announcement The Westminster Government has today (Monday 21st December) published its road safety statement. Working Together to Build a Safer Road System. British Road Safety Statement is intended to deliver on the Conservative Party’s manifesto commitment “to reduce the number of cyclists and other road users killed or injured on our roads every year”. With the House of Commons in recess, transport minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon informed Parliament: “My […]

PACTS Newsletter: December 2015

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at PACTS. We wish you all safe and comfortable travel during this time of year! Government News Department for Transport Road safety minister Andrew Jones MP has said that the Department for Transport (DfT) may publish its Road Safety Statement very soon. No date has been announced but we understand it may be imminent. The National Cycling and […]

Saving Lives by Lowering the Legal Drink-Drive Limit

PACTS and the RAC Foundation today (16 December) published a report from Professor Richard Allsop, Saving Lives by Lowering the Legal Drink-Drive Limit (available here). Professor Allsop, a former PACTS Director and now Special Adviser to PACTS, estimates that 25 deaths and 95 serious injury casualties would be avoided each year if the limit in England and Wales was reduce to that which now applies in Scotland. Professor Richard Allsop said: “When we set the limit […]