‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’ – report from PACTS

Some 1,800 people die on UK roads each year – more than twice the number of deaths from homicides and terrorism combined. A further 25,000+ people are seriously injured. Many of these casualties result from a failure to comply with traffic laws – knowingly or otherwise. Around two-thirds of collisions involve excessive speed, a driver over the legal alcohol limit, failure to wear a seat belt, or a combination of […]

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

In response to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry, Coronavirus: implications for transport, PACTS has submitted the letter sent on 6th May 2020 to Roads Minster Baroness Vere. Please see letter here . The Committee published this on 24 June 2020.

Coronavirus and road safety – PACTS writes to Roads Minister Baroness Vere

PACTS, with IAM RoadSmart and Brake, wrote (6th May 2020) to Roads Minister Baroness Vere, expressing concerns about aspect of road safety during lockdown, requesting information on road casualty numbers and urging strong support for public transport, walking and cycling as restrictions are lifted. The letter is here: Baroness Vere – Covid19 06May2020 Read Baroness Vere’s reply here : reply from Baroness Vere 29May2020

Another step towards UK roadside evidential breathalysers – £105,000 awarded to winners of MEBTI competition

Stage 2 awards PACTS is pleased to announce that £105,000 has been awarded to two companies which have demonstrated significant progress towards producing a mobile evidential breath testing instrument, suitable for the police to use at the roadside in the UK. Lion Laboratories and MEDACX convinced the expert technical panel that they were likely to be able to submit instruments for full Home Office type approval in the near future, […]

Matthew Lugg OBE appointed Chair of PACTS Road Environment Working Party

Following an open selection process, Matthew Lugg OBE has agreed to take on the post of Chair of the PACTS Road Environment Working Party. Matthew is CIHT Past President and Head of Profession – Local Government at WSP. He will be supported in post by vice-chairs Martin Wiltshire, Assistant Manager – Traffic & Safety at Hampshire County Council, and Kate Fuller, Acting CEO at Road Safety Foundation. The unpaid appointment is initially for […]