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.

Links to both papers are included in the post.

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 […]

UK Road Safety and the role of the EU.

On the 23rd June, the UK will hold a referendum on the place of the United Kingdom in the European Union. PACTS has created a briefing on UK Road Safety and the role that the European Union plays in road safety. The briefing can be downloaded here.

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 […]