Road Safety Debates in Parliament

The last few weeks have seen two significant debates on road safety in Parliament. On the 23rd of May 2019, Transport Safety APPG member Susan Elan Jones MP sponsored a debate on excessive speeding and driving bans, available to read here. The 6th of June saw a Westminster Hall Debate on bus drivers working hours, sponsored by Matt Western MP, and featuring speeches from Transport Safety APPG chair Jim Fitzpatrick MP, […]

PACTS launches new report: ‘Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority’

A report published by PACTS, in association with Direct Line Group, on the 30th of April 2019 reveals the problem of seat belt non-wearing in the UK. Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority shows that despite wearing rates of 98.6% for British car drivers, 27% of those who died in cars on the roads in 2017 were not wearing a seat belt. This amounts to more than 200 deaths; […]

GoSafe Wales Partnership Manager, Teresa Ciano, becomes PACTS director and trustee

Teresa Ciano, Partnership Manager of the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, GoSafe, has been appointed as a director and trustee on the PACTS Board. Teresa Ciano said, “I am honoured and pleased to be joining the PACTS Board.  Since I started working in Road Safety in 2005, I’ve followed their work closely in promoting transport safety for public benefit and their skill in offering research based solutions.  I will be focused on […]

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 […]

PACTS Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper – Automated Vehicles

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has asked the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission to undertake a far-reaching review of the legal framework for automated vehicles, and their use as part of public transport networks and on-demand passenger services. This is a three-year project running from March 2018 to March 2021. As part of this review, PACTS has responded to the Law Commissions […]