The Transport Select Committee held two oral evidence sessions for its Cycling Safety Inquiry. PACTS Executive Director David Davies appeared at its first evidence session on the 2nd December (view on parliamentary.live); written evidence is here. Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Transport, gave evidence on 4th December. The inquiry follows the recent spate of cyclist deaths in London.
The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has written to the Mayor of London calling on him to convene an urgent Cycling Safety Summit in response to the recent spate of cyclist deaths on London’s roads. (see letter attached) Five cyclists have died in the past nine days in London. This brings the total number of cyclist deaths in London this year to 13, most of them in collisions […]
The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has welcomed the Transport Select Committee’s decision to hold an inquiry into the safety of the UK’s 8,000 level crossings. PACTS’ call for the review was one of just seven recommendations among 113 put to the Transport Select Committee to be taken forward for its programme of activity into 2014. David Davies, Executive Director of PACTS, said, “PACTS is very pleased that […]
NEW DEAL NEEDED FOR YOUNG DRIVERS, SAYS PACTS Download the document The Government should thoroughly examine ways to improve the safety of young drivers and their passengers, says PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety. It welcomes the forthcoming Government green paper on young driver safety. Despite public and parliamentary concern, successive governments have not got to grips with the issue, according to a policy paper from PACTS, issued […]
The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) is to set up a Transport Safety Commission to inquire into road, rail and air safety. Initially the Commission will address road safety. Announcing the decision, Barry Sheerman MP, Chairman and founding members of PACTS, said “I am delighted to announce that PACTS will be launching a Transport Safety Commission. This will be a high level body with MPs, […]