Driver and Pilot Alertness: Understanding Human Performance and the Contribution of Automation Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London 05 December 2019 Early Bird ends on 25 October 2019 Whilst increase automation is reducing reliance on humans this may, if not designed and managed appropriately, increase the risk of loss of attention. Driver/Pilot alertness is affected by many factors including the design of the task, work environment, rostering, fatigue, stimulation profile of the […]
PACTS conference Post Crash Response Thursday 17th October 2019 Royal College of Anaesthetists, London Book your place Download Programme The Safe System approach to road safety aims to minimise road deaths and life-changing injuries rather than to prevent all crashes. The effectiveness of post-crash response is therefore a crucial part of the system. This conference will feature practitioners, politicians and researchers involved in specifying and delivering these vital services. It will present […]
The last few weeks have seen two significant debates on road safety in Parliament. On the 23rd of May 2019, Transport Safety APPG member Susan Elan Jones MP sponsored a debate on excessive speeding and driving bans, available to read here. The 6th of June saw a Westminster Hall Debate on bus drivers working hours, sponsored by Matt Western MP, and featuring speeches from Transport Safety APPG chair Jim Fitzpatrick MP, […]
On the 20th of May 2019 Direct Line Group have launched their seat belt wearing campaign featuring Love Island star, presenter and influencer Josh Denzel, based on the PACTS report on seat belt wearing in the UK. You can follow the campaign @PACTS and @DirectLine_UK and see the videos below.
A report published by PACTS, in association with Direct Line Group, on the 30th of April 2019 reveals the problem of seat belt non-wearing in the UK. Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority shows that despite wearing rates of 98.6% for British car drivers, 27% of those who died in cars on the roads in 2017 were not wearing a seat belt. This amounts to more than 200 deaths; […]