PACTS and ETSC have launched their new report into Preventing Drug Driving in Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels today (8th March 2017).
Zero tolerance on drink driving, additional hazard perception training and graduated forms of licensing should become the norm to help tackle the disproportionate risks faced by young drivers and motorcycle riders in Europe, according to the YEARS report (Young Europeans Acting for Road Safety), launched today (26 January 2017). Full report, Reducing casualties involving young drivers and riders, is available here: YEARS Policy Report More than 3,800 young people (aged […]
The safest roads in the world – but not for pedestrians. PACTS today (21 September) published a new report showing that Great Britain has consistently been among the world’s countries with the lowest rates of road deaths. However, the report shows areas where the UK does not compare so well. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of Britain’s road safety performance was commissioned by PACTS, researched by Brian Lawton and Chris Fordham of TRL, and […]
Leading road safety experts have recommended raising the mandatory fitness to drive self-declaration for licence renewal from 70 to 75 years old – if proof of an eye sight test is made compulsory. The recommendations are made by the Older Drivers Task Force which published Supporting Safe Driving into Old Age, a report setting out a national older driver strategy. The Task Force, welcomed by Government, was managed by the […]
More than 26,000 people died on EU roads last year, the first increase since 2001 according to the latest ETSC annual road safety performance index (PIN) report. Exceeding speed limits, drink or distracted driving and a failure to wear a seat belt are still the leading causes of death and serious injury across Europe, according to the researchers. Some countries are still making progress on road safety. At a conference […]