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, […]

ETSC release 10th Annual PIN Report

More than 26,000 people died on EU roads last year, the first increase since 2001 according to the latest ETSC annual road safety performance index (PIN) report. Exceeding speed limits, drink or distracted driving and a failure to wear a seat belt are still the leading causes of death and serious injury across Europe, according to the researchers. Some countries are still making progress on road safety. At a conference […]

21st Westminster Lecture

The 21st Westminster Lecture, Road casualties and public health: the open sewers of the 21st Century, was delivered by Danny Dorling, Professor of Human Geography, University of Sheffield, on 23rd November 2010 at Church House, Westminster. http://www.etsc.eu/documents/21%20Westminster%20Lecture_Programme.pdf Powerpoint presentation http://sheffield.ac.uk/geography/staff/dorling_danny/lectures

Behave Yourself

The premise of this project arose from consideration of areas in road safety where we have achieved success, and the issues on which we continue to struggle such as speeding. With the growing need to look beyond the traditional boundaries of road safety and engage with new stakeholders, it seemed pertinent to examine behavioural change within other fields of public policy to discover whether parallels exist and if lessons can […]