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UK pedestrians must not become the “chlorinated chickens” in automotive free trade deals, says PACTS

UK pedestrians must not become the “chlorinated chickens” in automotive free trade deals, says PACTS

PACTS is seeking to ensure that future international trade deals do not reduce the safety standards for vehicles in the UK – whether home-produced or imported. PACTS has written to the Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt hon Liz Truss MP, urging her to commit to upholding fully UK vehicle safety standards in any future international trade deals and not permitting imports to the UK of vehicles which do […]

Members questions on roads policing, free trade agreements and e-scooters

Members questions on roads policing, free trade agreements and e-scooters

Asked by Lord Bradshaw… Home Office HL5892 To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received the recent report of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services on roads policing; and when they expect that report to be published. HL5893 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to include an assessment of roads policing in their annual assessments of the efficiency of police forces. HL5895 […]

Roads Policing Review – Call for Evidence by Department for Transport, Home Office and Police Chiefs

Roads Policing Review – Call for Evidence by Department for Transport, Home Office and Police Chiefs

The Department for Transport has issued (13 July 2020) a Call for Evidence to inform the Roads Policing Review that it is undertaking jointly with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs’ Council. It is seeking views and evidence on a wide range of fundamental matters about the effectiveness of current operations how these should be changed or improved. The full document is here: Call for Evidence.  It is part of a wider […]

Future of Transport Regulatory Review Call for Evidence – PACTS response

Future of Transport Regulatory Review Call for Evidence – PACTS response

PACTS has responded to the micromobility questions in the Government’s Future of Transport Regulatory Review Call for Evidence. PACTS response 03July2020 PACTS Executive Director, David Davies, said, “This is a well-presented and valuable consultation exercise. We have responded on safety aspects of micromobility where we have significant concerns, particularly for the safety of pedestrians and the impacts on active travel. It is disappointing that the Government decided to go ahead with  e-scooter trials, apparently […]

Fatal Train Accidents in Britain and Europe 2019

Fatal Train Accidents in Britain and Europe 2019

Professor Andrew Evans has produced his 2019 statistical analyses of train accidents in Europe and Great Britain. A summary of each  and links to the full reports are below. Great Britain summary: This paper updates the author’s previous statistical analyses of fatal train accidents on running lines of the national railway system of Great Britain to the end of 2019, based on fatal accident data over the 53-year period 1967 […]