Another step towards roadside evidential breathalysers – MEBTI competition Stage 2

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has been awarded a grant by the Secretary of State for Transport to run a competition to encourage the development of mobile evidential breath testing instruments (sometimes referred to as roadside evidential breathalysers) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. The competition aims to result in one or more type approved instruments which can be operated by police forces throughout the UK […]

20mph Research Study – Summary and PACTS comment

The Department for Transport has today (22 November 2018) published the 20mph Research Study by Atkins, AECOM and Professor Mike Maher (UCL). It assesses the outcomes of introducing 20 mph speed limit schemes (ie reducing speed limits from 30mph to 20mph) in residential areas and town centres. These are generally on a wider scale, but “signs only”, ie without the traffic calming measures of earlier 20mph zones. They were introduced for […]

Westminster Hall Debate on Road Safety and the Legal Framework (20/11/2018)

For the third time in the last two months Parliamentary time was allocated to the issue of road safety in the Westminster Hall Debate on Road Justice and the legal framework held on the 20th of November 2018. The following MPs spoke at the debate: Ruth Cadbury Barry Sheerman Tim Farron Matt Western John Lamont Marcus Jones Liz McInnes Derek Thomas Jim Fitzpatrick Andrew Selous Judith Cummins Dr Sarah Wollaston […]

Martin Temple, Chair of HSE, Speech at the November Members’ Meeting

PACTS was delighted to welcome Martin Temple CBE, Chair of the Health and Safety Executive to the November Members’ Meeting. Martin delivered a speech ‘The Health & Safety Executive and road safety’ focusing on HSE’s approach to road safety, including a joint West Yorkshire pilot aimed at tackling insecure loads. Read the full speech here: Martin Temple Speech for PACTS 1st November 2018  

Developing safe system road safety indicators for the UK – a report by PACTS in association with Ageas

PACTS, in association with Ageas, has called on the government to adopt a new approach to managing road safety. The report, Developing safe system road safety indicators for the UK, was launched at the Conservative Party Conference on 2nd October 2018. It recommends that the UK monitors a set of eight key indicators to show changes in the underlying safety of the road system. These would support a casualty reduction target. The government would report annually on progress. The […]