Almost a third (31%) of the people who died in vehicles in Great Britain in 2018 were not wearing a seat belt, according to a report by PACTS, in association with Direct Line Group, published 13th of March 2020. Seat Belts: Time for Action uses data obtained from specialist Police Forensic Collision Investigators (PFCIs) by using the Freedom of Information Act. The analysis suggests that the number of fatalities could be […]
The 2019 PACTS Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety, in partnership with IMEchE and supported by Michelin and Thatcham Research The lecture report is now available to download. An audio recording of the lecture is also available and presentation slides can be downloaded here. Lessons from the Ashes: Improving transportation safety through accident investigation PACTS has been highlighting the importance of in-depth accident investigation that focuses on learning and prevention, for all transport modes. […]
PACTS has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Shapps, urging improved safety on smart motorways. PACTS insists that these measures must be funded by additional government grant, or from Highways England’s major schemes budget, and not from its road safety budgets which are needed for other works on the network. Read the PACTS letter here: Grants Shapps – ALR 27Jan2020 And the minister’s response here: Smart Mways […]
A Westminster Hall Debate on the Safety of All-Lane Running will take place at 11am on Wednesday 22nd January. The debate has been sponsored by Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, who has campaigned against all lane running. PACTS will provide a summary of the debate after and it can be watched here: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Commons.
PACTS wishes to appoint a new Chair of its Road Environment Working Party – an important unpaid role within PACTS. After six years as Chair, Heather Ward, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London, is stepping down at the end of December 2019 so this post is now vacant. Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a short covering statement to PACTS by 31st January. If you would like to discuss it, please contact the […]