‘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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Conference video and presentations: Street Legal – new ways to safe and compliant road use

Conference presentations Videos and presentations from the Street Legal conference are now available here. Use the tabs below to watch our speakers or find links to their presentations: