UPDATED PACTS Report: What kills most on the roads?

UPDATED PACTS Report: What kills most on the roads?

Covid-19 has had terrible consequences. It has also turned the transport agenda upside-down, showing that major change is possible, necessary and desirable. The government is investing in active travel and safety is crucial to encouraging more people to walk and cycle. This PACTS report calls on the government to adopt new analysis that highlights danger, not vulnerability, and the vehicles that most put others’ lives at risk. What kills most […]

Automatic Lane Keeping Systems – PACTS response to CCAV consultation

Automatic Lane Keeping Systems – PACTS response to CCAV consultation

PACTS has responded to the government consultation on the regulations for Automatic Lane Keeping Systems (ALKS). We accept they may be useful on motorways in slow moving traffic (below 37mph) but we are opposed to their use at higher speeds or on other roads for which it was not designed and safety has not been assessed. Vehicles fitted with ALKS should not be registered as Autonomous Vehicles with DVLA. The […]

Highway Code consultation – Walking and Cycling

Highway Code consultation – Walking and Cycling

PACTS has responded to Department for Transport’s consultation on changes to the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. While all road users have a responsibility for their own safety and for others, it is right that those in charge of the vehicles which can do more harm should take extra care of those more vulnerable. Among other things, the changes will clarify and strengthen the rights of […]

PACTS Response to the Roads Policing Review Call for Evidence

PACTS Response to the Roads Policing Review Call for Evidence

In July 2020, the Department for Transport launched a call for evidence on the subject of roads policing. This call for evidence seeks to identify what makes a difference in enforcement and how the capability and capacity of enforcement services can be enhanced. The Department for Transport (DfT) is carrying out this call for evidence as they are seeking to identify how the use of existing enforcement capabilities, and any […]

PACTS Newsletter: October 2020

PACTS Newsletter: October 2020

PACTS Newsletter October 2020   We are now into a wet and windy autumn but I would like to wish you our warmest greetings and bring you up to date with news from PACTS. You may have seen the 2019 road casualty figures published on 30th September by the Department for Transport. The reduction in total casualties, highlighted by the DfT, was largely due to a reduction in slight injuries […]