MEBTI Stage 3 – Further incentives to develop roadside evidential breath testers

MEBTI Stage 3 – Further incentives to develop roadside evidential breath testers

PACTS is pleased to announce the details of Stage 3 of the MEBTI competition – Mobile Evidential Breath Testing Instruments. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) was awarded a grant by the Secretary of State for Transport to run a competition to encourage the development of mobile evidential breath testing instruments (MEBTI: sometimes referred to a roadside evidential breathalysers) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. The competition […]

UK pedestrians must not become the “chlorinated chickens” in automotive free trade deals, says PACTS

UK pedestrians must not become the “chlorinated chickens” in automotive free trade deals, says PACTS

Update 23 August 2020. International Trade Minister Rt Hon Greg Hands MP replied to PACTS and we had a useful online meeting on 22 August. We were pleased with his commitment to uphold safety standards. We will continue to monitor the talks as the devil lies in the detail.  Minister reply to PACTS 13Aug2020 ———————————— PACTS is seeking to ensure that future international trade deals do not reduce the safety […]

Roads Policing Review – Call for Evidence by Department for Transport, Home Office and Police Chiefs

Roads Policing Review – Call for Evidence by Department for Transport, Home Office and Police Chiefs

The Department for Transport has issued (13 July 2020) a Call for Evidence to inform the Roads Policing Review that it is undertaking jointly with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs’ Council. It is seeking views and evidence on a wide range of fundamental matters about the effectiveness of current operations how these should be changed or improved. The full document is here: Call for Evidence.  It is part of a wider […]

Future of Transport Regulatory Review Call for Evidence – PACTS response

Future of Transport Regulatory Review Call for Evidence – PACTS response

PACTS has responded to the micromobility questions in the Government’s Future of Transport Regulatory Review Call for Evidence. PACTS response 03July2020 PACTS Executive Director, David Davies, said, “This is a well-presented and valuable consultation exercise. We have responded on safety aspects of micromobility where we have significant concerns, particularly for the safety of pedestrians and the impacts on active travel. It is disappointing that the Government decided to go ahead with  e-scooter trials, apparently […]

Fatal Train Accidents in Britain and Europe 2019

Fatal Train Accidents in Britain and Europe 2019

Professor Andrew Evans has produced his 2019 statistical analyses of train accidents in Europe and Great Britain. A summary of each  and links to the full reports are below. Great Britain summary: This paper updates the author’s previous statistical analyses of fatal train accidents on running lines of the national railway system of Great Britain to the end of 2019, based on fatal accident data over the 53-year period 1967 […]