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 […]

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 […]

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

Update 23 August 2020. International Trade Minister Rt Hon Greg Hands MP replied to PACTS and we had a useful online meeting on 22 August. We were pleased with his commitment to uphold safety standards. We will continue to monitor the talks as the devil lies in the detail.  Minister reply to PACTS 13Aug2020 ———————————— PACTS is seeking to ensure that future international trade deals do not reduce the safety […]

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 […]