New Research Project – ‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’

In May 2019, PACTS was awarded a grant from GEM Road Safety Charity to undertake research into roads policing and its contribution to road safety. Context  Road deaths in the UK have not declined since 2010. During this period, levels of roads policing (officer numbers, enforcement activity etc.) have declined substantially– with the exception of automatic speed cameras. In response to a Parliamentary question to the then policing minister Brandon […]

New Research Project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’

PACTS is currently undertaking a research project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’ following the award of a Department for Transport Road Safety Grant in May 2019. The project will be undertaken in partnership with the University of Stirling and is a multi-disciplinary review of recent drink driving trends, practice and interventions in the UK. The research aims to provide new, up-to-date insights into the behaviour, mind-set and […]

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 […]