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 […]

Recent Parliamentary Questions on transport safety issues

Assisted Vehicle Technology Q Asked by Justin Tomlinson (North Swindon) Asked on: 27 October 2016 Department for Transport Driving: Safety 50669 To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many responses his Department received during the public consultation on advanced driver assistance systems and automated vehicle technologies. A Answered by: Mr John Hayes Answered on: 02 November 2016 The consultation “Pathway to driverless cars: proposals to support advanced driver assistance systems and […]

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.  

Parliamentary Questions: July 2016

Road Signs and Markings  Q Asked by Lord Berkeley Department for Transport – Road Signs and Markings (Asked on: 14 July 2016)  To ask Her Majesty’s Government who is responsible for ensuring that road signs on Highways England and local authority roads are visible, clean and not obscured by foliage; and how members of the public can report signs that fail to meet those standards. A Answered by: Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Answered on: 21 July 2016) […]

PACTS welcomes new Transport Secretary

Chris Grayling appointed Secretary of State for Transport (14th July 2016). Statement released by PACTS. Reacting to the news that Chris Grayling has been appointed Secretary of State for Transport, David Davies, Executive Director for the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) said: “We welcome Chris Grayling to the post of Secretary of State for Transport and wish him success. While Transport may not be top of the Whitehall […]