ETSC and PACTS event – tackling drink driving: sharing best practice in the UK and mainland Europe

ETSC and PACTS event – tackling drink driving: sharing best practice in the UK and mainland Europe

SMART policies for tackling drink driving Wednesday 14th October 2015, 14.00-17.00 Europe House 32 Smith Sq. London, SW1P 3EU ETSC and  PACTS held a national conference on tackling drink-driving  as part of the  SMART (Sober Mobility Across Road Transport) project. The  debate  addressed  policy  and  practice  on  education,  enforcement,  penalties,  rehabilitation, alcohol interlocks and other measures  to discourage  and prevent drink driving. The event presentations can be accessed here on the ETSC […]

Road Safety Since 2010 – A Report with the RAC Foundation

Road Safety Since 2010 – A Report with the RAC Foundation

On Thursday (24 September) the government will release detailed casualty figures for 2014. These will show that last year in Great Britain 1,775 people died on the roads (a 4% increase on the year before).  22,807 more were seriously injured (a 5% annual increase). While today’s casualty figures are still significantly below those seen when the coalition government came to power, much of the reduction came in 2010, the general […]

PACTS Newsletter: August 2015

PACTS Newsletter: August 2015

August is the holiday season for many people but there is still plenty of transport safety news and activity. We summarise here some significant items – from global to local – and wish you a relaxing and enjoyable break. And, of course, safe travel. United Nations The UN has agreed to include road safety targets in its post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. The FIA Foundation reports that “A specific stand-alone target […]

Disappointing increase in GB deaths and serious injuries in Reported Road Casualties GB: 2014

Disappointing increase in GB deaths and serious injuries in Reported Road Casualties GB: 2014

The Department for Transport (DfT) today published their Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: Main Results 2014 which revealed that: There was an increase in the number of reported road deaths to 1,775 fatalities in 2014. This is 4% (62 deaths) higher than in 2013. It is the third lowest annual total fatalities on record after 2012 and 2013. The number of people seriously injured in accidents reported to the police […]

Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020

Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020

The new UK Parliament road safety minister Andrew Jones MP told the May meeting of the Motorists Forum that the Department for Transport would be drawing up a new road safety strategy and action plan. Not wasting any time, seven road safety groups including PACTS have written to the minister with joint recommendation.  The Key Priorities for Road Safety to 2020 can be downloaded here.