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 […]

Opportunities in Road Safety – events timeline

  The PACTS timeline is available here The purpose of the timeline is to provide basic information on future events which may provide an opportunity to influence road safety. The categories used are based on the Safe Systems approach to road safety. This project has been made possible by funding from Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and Road Safety Trust If you would like to suggest events to be added please […]

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party

PACTS wishes to appoint a Chair of its Road User Behaviour Working Party – an important unpaid role within PACTS. After many years as Chair, Professor Oliver Carsten stood down in December 2018 so this post is now vacant. Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a short covering statement to PACTS by 10th February. If you would like to discuss it, please contact the Executive Director, David Davies: 020 7222 7732 […]

PACTS events calendar 2019

Calendar of PACTS events in 2019   January 2019 21st         Rail Safety WP, 1-4pm, TfL, Palestra, London. 28th         Road Safety Working Parties, 10am-3pm, Aviva Digital Garage, London   February 2019 6th           TSC WRRS Forum, 1-4pm, SMMT, London 18th         Management & Finance Committee, 11am, Buckingham Court   March 2019 7th           PACTS Board meeting, 11.00am-1.00pm, 1 Parliament Street 7th           PACTS Members meeting 2.30-4.00pm, Grimond Room, Portcullis House […]