Road safety, cycling etc…in July, from Parliamentary Cycling & Walking Group

Road safety, cycling etc…in July, from Parliamentary Cycling & Walking Group

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking have provided this  Parliamentary Monitoring – a round up which includes questions about road safety, funding, cycle repairs, e-bikes, e-scooters and potholes during July 2020.    

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

PACTS is seeking to ensure that future international trade deals do not reduce the safety standards for vehicles in the UK – whether home-produced or imported. PACTS has written to the Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt hon Liz Truss MP, urging her to commit to upholding fully UK vehicle safety standards in any future international trade deals and not permitting imports to the UK of vehicles which do […]

Members questions on roads policing, free trade agreements and e-scooters

Members questions on roads policing, free trade agreements and e-scooters

Asked by Lord Bradshaw… Home Office HL5892 To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received the recent report of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services on roads policing; and when they expect that report to be published. HL5893 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to include an assessment of roads policing in their annual assessments of the efficiency of police forces. HL5895 […]

e-scooters: Cool but where are the benefits?

e-scooters: Cool but where are the benefits?

PACTS has responded to the Department for Transport’s consultation on e-scooter trials and to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into e-scooters. PACTS points to the growing evidence of the health and safety disbenefits of e-scooters and their questionable environmental credentials. Use of e-scooters is currently illegal on public roads in the UK. PACTS believes that trials, despite the restrictions proposed, will be seen as a green light to general, unregulated use by the public. This will place the […]

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

In response to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry, Coronavirus: implications for transport, PACTS has submitted the letter sent on 6th May 2020 to Roads Minster Baroness Vere. Please see letter here