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Coroner Service – PACTS evidence to HoC Justice Committee inquiry

Coroner Service – PACTS evidence to HoC Justice Committee inquiry

The House of Commons Justice Committee is holding an inquiry into the Coroner Service. PACTS submitted evidence relating to our work on suicides on the road collision investigation and prevention of future death reports. The Committee has now published it: 2020 Justice Committee – Coroners Service  

Dangerous and illegal use of e-scooters – PACTS calls for a restriction on sales

Dangerous and illegal use of e-scooters – PACTS calls for a restriction on sales

PACTS has written to transport minister Rachel Maclean MP, expressing our concerns about the increasing illegal and dangerous use of privately-owned e-scooters and called on the government to restrict sales. We publish our letter and her reply here: PACTS to Rachel MacLean e-scooters 21Aug 2020 reply from Rachel MacLean e-scooters 2Sept2020 We are also surprised and concerned that e-scooter casualties are not recorded in government road casualty statistics – according […]

PACTS urges Government to inform public of full risks of car v public transport, not just Covid

PACTS urges Government to inform public of full risks of car v public transport, not just Covid

PACTS has written (2nd September) to the Secretary of State for Transport to urge the government to inform the public of the full risks of travel by road compared with public transport, and not only those relating to coronavirus. The letter is published here: PACTS to SoS Covid & PT 02Sept2020. There is now a unique opportunity to shift to a cleaner, greener, safer transport system. The Government has implemented […]

PACTS Submission to the TSC Young and Novice Driver Inquiry

PACTS Submission to the TSC Young and Novice Driver Inquiry

The Transport Select Committee published PACTS’ evidence to their inquiry into young and novice driver safety on the 1st of September, 2020. PACTS’ evidence is summarised below. Failure to wear a seat belt is a major but overlooked contributor to the deaths of drivers and passengers – particularly young people. Concerted action is needed and feasible. This would particularly reduce casualties to young people. The catalyst would be to make […]

MEBTI Stage 3 – Further incentives to develop roadside evidential breath testers

MEBTI Stage 3 – Further incentives to develop roadside evidential breath testers

PACTS is pleased to announce the details of Stage 3 of the MEBTI competition – Mobile Evidential Breath Testing Instruments. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) was awarded a grant by the Secretary of State for Transport to run a competition to encourage the development of mobile evidential breath testing instruments (MEBTI: sometimes referred to a roadside evidential breathalysers) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. The competition […]