PACTS has responded to the UK Department for Transport’s consultation “Establishing a GB type-approval scheme for road vehicles”.
PACTS believes very strongly that the UK should adopt the EU GSR and PSR requirements in full, in line with EU introduction timings. This is the best measure the UK government can currently implement to further improve the safety performance of vehicles in the UK.
Further details of the arguments for this are contained in the recent PACTS Briefing Document, “Vaccine for Vehicles: Preventing deaths cand injuries on UK roads – PACTS briefing January 2022”.
The UK took a leading role in developing the specification of and justification for the technical requirements of the GSR and PSR. Any attempt to consider these requirements on a measure by measure basis will drastically reduce the benefit (casualty savings) whilst not significantly reducing the costs (because sensors and cameras support a number of systems). It will unequivocally put GB behind the leading nations for vehicle safety and those developing connecting and automated vehicles.