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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.