PACTS Briefing: Road Traffic Law Enforcement Debate

On Thursday 23rd February, Parliament held a debate on the second report from the Transport Committee on Road Traffic Law Enforcement. PACTS was asked by Members of Parliament to produce a briefing on the debate.

Transport Select Committee publishes Bus Services Bill Report.

The Transport Select Committee’s report into the Bus Services Bill has been published (25th November 2016). Available in full here. Welcoming publication of the report, PACTS Executive Director David Davies said: “The Bus Services Bill is an enabling Bill and the Transport Committee has understandably focused on the procedural arrangements for franchising and partnerships. PACTS submitted evidence about the need to specify a duty of safety and reporting arrangements. The […]

A Safer Future for Young Drivers

Event Date: 8:00 am June 20, 2013 Location: London One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA This event was by invitation only and held in association with Direct Line Group. It was well attended with 65 delegates in total. The range and quality of the debate ensured the morning was a useful and timely contribution to the Government’s deliberations on the Green Paper on Young Drivers now due to be […]

Government response to Transport Committee report on road safety

The Transport Committee has published the Government’s response to its recent report into road safety. Launching the special report, Louise Ellman, Chair of the Transport Select Committee said, “The DfT has wasted an opportunity to demonstrate focus and leadership on road safety. Generalised talk about everyone playing their part to bring road casualties down should not be allowed to hide central government’s responsibilities to keep local authorities, the police, other […]

Ending the Scandal of Complacency

    Louise has been a long standing member of the Transport Select Committee and in May 2008, Louise was elected as its Chair. Louise has been Joint Chair of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) since 2006.   The latest official statistics on road accidents show a welcome reduction in the number of people killed or injured on our roads. Yet even with this improvement, 2, 946 deaths […]