On the 25th November the HM Treasury will produce the Comprehensive Spending Review, which is likely to include further cuts to local authority budgets. Therefore, a coalition of road safety and road user groups, including PACTS, have produced Making Road Safety Count, a document designed to demonstrate the value of providing effective road safety services and to encourage Local Authorities to protect road safety spending, as much as possible, in the current economic […]
The European Transport Safety Commission has released a briefing on the joint trade agreement currently being negotiated by the European Union and the United States known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and its potential impacts on vehicle safety. The briefing is available here on the ETSC website.
Roads Minister, Andrew Jones MP says “he will not rule out any measure that could saves lives”. These include safer rural roads, guidance to local authorities on achieving the maximum reduction in road accidents per pound spent, learning from the very best safety regimes around the world, reviewing penalties for mobile phone use by drivers and continuing the roll out of drug-drive enforcement. He was speaking at the Brake/Direct Line Parliamentary reception, hosted […]
The motion confirming the membership of the Transport Select Committee (TSC) is on today’s Order Paper in the House of Commons (Standing Order No.9(6)). The order reads as follows: TRANSPORT No debate after 7.00pm (Standing Order No. 9(6)) Bill Wiggin, on behalf of the Committee of Selection That Robert Flello, Mary Glindon, Karl McCartney, Stewart Malcolm McDonald, Mark Menzies, Huw Merriman, Will Quince, Iain Stewart, Graham Stringer and Martin […]
The Department for Transport (DfT) today published their Reported Road Casualties Great Britain: Main Results 2014 which revealed that: There was an increase in the number of reported road deaths to 1,775 fatalities in 2014. This is 4% (62 deaths) higher than in 2013. It is the third lowest annual total fatalities on record after 2012 and 2013. The number of people seriously injured in accidents reported to the police […]