Ministry of Justice consultation on ‘Driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury:’ PACTS response.

PACTS has submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on ‘Driving offences and penalties relating to causing death or serious injury’.

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 […]

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. ‘Fatal Accidents to Britain’s mainline railways’ updates the author’s previous statistical analyses of fatal train accidents on running lines on the national railway system of Great Britain to the end of 2015, based on fatal accident data over the 47-year period 1967 to 2015. There were no fatal train collisions, derailments or overruns in 2015 for the eighth […]

Making Older Drivers Safer for Longer

  Leading road safety experts have  recommended raising the mandatory fitness to drive self-declaration for licence renewal from 70 to 75 years old – if proof of an eye sight test is made compulsory. The recommendations are made by the Older Drivers Task Force which published Supporting Safe Driving into Old Age, a report setting out a national older driver strategy. The Task Force, welcomed by Government, was managed by the […]

ETSC release 10th Annual PIN Report

More than 26,000 people died on EU roads last year, the first increase since 2001 according to the latest ETSC annual road safety performance index (PIN) report. Exceeding speed limits, drink or distracted driving and a failure to wear a seat belt are still the leading causes of death and serious injury across Europe, according to the researchers. Some countries are still making progress on road safety. At a conference […]