Fit to Drive?

FIT TO DRIVE? Alcohol is the biggest reported impairment to driving, but motorists may be taking to the roads impaired without knowing it. This is according to a report published today by a leading road safety experts on behalf of PACTS. Fit to Drive? examines the law as it stands, factors affecting fitness, and gaps that need to be addressed. The report was written by Professor Oliver Carsten (Leeds University), […]

Protective Headgear for Cyclists Aged Fourteen Years and Under (Research) Bill 2014-15

The Protective Headgear for Cyclists Aged Fourteen Years and Under (Research) Bill 2014-15 is a Private Members’ Bill sponsored by Annette Brooke (Liberal Democrat MP, Mid Dorset and North Poole) and had it’s 1st reading in the House of Commons on 15.07.14 there was no debate on the Bill at this stage. The Bill requires the Secretary of State to commission research into the merits of requiring cyclists aged fourteen years and under […]

Projections of road casualties in Great Britain to 2030

The report, Projections of road casualties in Great Britain to 2030, written by C. G. B. (Kit) Mitchell and R. E. Allsop and published by PACTS is now available here. The report analyses road casualty trends and has been supported by contributions from the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and the GEM Motoring Assist Road Safety Charity.  Additional report data and results can be accessed below: Annex A: Data and Detailed […]

RICA Driving Safely Guide

RICA (Research Institute for Consumer Affairs) has released a guide designed to help older drivers make the right decisions to remain safe and independent when driving. This guidance was based on research carried out in May 2013 and PACTS contributed to the development of the guide. It is available at: http://www.rica.org.uk/content/driving-safely-life