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 […]

Refreshing the 2015 Road Safety Statement – PACTS letter to Roads Minister, Jesse Norman MP

On 13th June Roads Minister, Jesse Norman MP, in his Written Ministerial Statement, announced that the 2015 British Road Safety Statement would soon be refreshed. PACTS Executive Director, David Davies, has written to the Minister, setting out PACTS’ priorities and approach. Letter to Jesse Norman re Statement refresh 20Aug18

Road Safety Management Capacity Review

The Department for Transport today (26 June 2018) published the Road Safety Management Capacity Review. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/road-safety-management-capacity-review This is a report detailing the findings of the independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review by Systra.  The DfT committed to commissioning this work in the 2015 Road Safety Statement. The project was commissioned in May 2017 and DfT received the final report in May 2018. The report is independent and not a statement of government policy. The DfT has […]

MEBTI competition – towards evidential breath test instruments

PACTS to run £350,000 competition. 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 (MEBTI) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. Up to £350,000 will be available to encourage manufacturers in this sector to invest in devices which meet the UK standard. Currently, when […]

Department for Transport releases April Road Safety Newsletter

The Department for Transport has released its April 2018 edition of the Road Safety Newsletter. The newsletter is written for the benefit of those working in the road safety field or who are interested in the topic.