Road safety in the 21st century – public expectations of government

Road safety in the 21st century – public expectations of government

The 25th Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety and the 4th lecture in the UN Decade of Action Series, was delivered by Tony Bliss, Global Road Safety Adviser, Monash University Accident Research Centre, at the Palace of Westminster on 8th December 2014. Tony Bliss, who travelled from New Zealand, spoke on Road safety in the 21st century – public expectations of government.  The lecture was attended by almost 100 parliamentarians, Government officials, transport safety experts, business people, road user groups and others.  The event was […]

Drink-driving breath test statistics – by police area and gender (PACTS briefing, December 2014)

Drink-driving breath test statistics – by police area and gender (PACTS briefing, December 2014)

There have been a number of recent developments on drink driving. This briefing note brings together some statistics on the levels of breath testing by police force area and analysis by gender. It also provides links to the detailed results of digital breath tests carried out by police. On Friday 5 December 2014, the drink-drive (blood alcohol content) limit in Scotland was reduced from 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood to 50 mg alcohol […]

PACTS: November Newsletter

PACTS: November Newsletter

This newsletter summarises recent PACTS events and some of those planned as we the approach to the New Year. We also report on government transport safety matters, particularly the imminent reduction in the drink-drive limit in Scotland and progress with the Infrastructure Bill at Westminster.   PACTS Events October saw 130 delegates and speakers visit Thatcham Research for the PACTS Driverless Vehicles: from technology to policy conference, supported by Delphi. […]

Transport Minister Claire Perry gives keynote speech at PACTS Driverless Vehicles: from technology to policy conference at Thatcham Research

Transport Minister Claire Perry gives keynote speech at PACTS Driverless Vehicles: from technology to policy conference at Thatcham Research

Follow this link for the full speech   The Driverless Vehicles presentations are available below: Opening Slide Peter Shaw, Chief Executive, Thatcham Research: Driverless Vehicle Conference Matthew Avery, Thatchem, Safety Research Director: Existing Safety Technology- is the driverless vehicle already here? Henrik Clasen, Delphi Electronics and Safety, Technical Manager Advanced Engineering Safety Europe: Active Safety Technologies; a roadmap from today Anders Eugensson, Volvo Cars: Advanced Technologies Aiming Towards Zero Fatalities […]

Response to PACTS’ FOI request on GDL research

Response to PACTS’ FOI request on GDL research

In September PACTS  submitted a request, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, to the Department for Transport on graduated driver licensing: “What research, if any, the DfT has undertaken into possible effects of a graduated driving licensing scheme for young drivers on access to employment, education, training or leisure for young people?” The Department has responded (15th October 2104) and is available here along with the supporting information provided. The response lists research by […]