Law Commission publishes analysis of consultation paper on Highly Automated Road Passenger Services (HARPS)

Law Commission publishes analysis of consultation paper on Highly Automated Road Passenger Services (HARPS)

The Law Commissions’ automated vehicles team have shared the results from the second consultation on passenger services and public transport. People’s responses cover some of the new challenges and opportunities arising from HARPS (Highly Automated Road Passenger Services) like creating safety standards and remote supervision of this new service. Prominent themes include the need to balance national and local governance, the importance of access to data, and to support rather […]

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

In response to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry, Coronavirus: implications for transport, PACTS has submitted the letter sent on 6th May 2020 to Roads Minster Baroness Vere. Please see letter here   

Alcohol Interlocks – new PACTS Research Project

Alcohol Interlocks – new PACTS Research Project

Alcolocks Feasibility Study In May 2019, PACTS was awarded a grant from the Department for Transport to undertake research into the feasibility of the using alcohol interlocks (“alcolocks”) as part of drink-drive offender rehabilitation programmes. PACTS has assembled a team of experts with relevant skills and expertise, including: the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), IAM RoadSmart, Road Safety Support and Christopher Miller, an independent consultant and former senior police officer. […]

Coronavirus and road safety – PACTS writes to Roads Minister Baroness Vere

Coronavirus and road safety – PACTS writes to Roads Minister Baroness Vere

PACTS, with IAM RoadSmart and Brake, wrote (6th May 2020) to Roads Minister Baroness Vere, expressing concerns about aspect of road safety during lockdown, requesting information on road casualty numbers and urging strong support for public transport, walking and cycling as restrictions are lifted. The letter is here: Baroness Vere – Covid19 06May2020 Read Baroness Vere’s reply here : reply from Baroness Vere 29May2020

Drug Driving – PACTS Research Project

Drug Driving – PACTS Research Project

PACTS is conducting a research project to investigate drug driving in the UK. The project is funded by the Department for Transport. It will review the evidence on drug driving and the experience of enforcement of legislation, five years after the implementation of the Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014. The project aims to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the enforcement and legal arrangements to deter, […]