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 […]

‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’ – report from PACTS

‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’ – report from PACTS

Some 1,800 people die on UK roads each year – more than twice the number of deaths from homicides and terrorism combined. A further 25,000+ people are seriously injured. Many of these casualties result from a failure to comply with traffic laws – knowingly or otherwise. Around two-thirds of collisions involve excessive speed, a driver over the legal alcohol limit, failure to wear a seat belt, or a combination of […]

Coronavirus and road safety – PACTS writes to Roads Minister Baroness Vere

Coronavirus and road safety – PACTS writes to Roads Minister Baroness Vere

PACTS, with IAM RoadSmart and Brake, wrote (6th May 2020) to Roads Minister Baroness Vere, expressing concerns about aspect of road safety during lockdown, requesting information on road casualty numbers and urging strong support for public transport, walking and cycling as restrictions are lifted. The letter is here: Baroness Vere – Covid19 06May2020 Read Baroness Vere’s reply here : reply from Baroness Vere 29May2020

Lower Urban Speed Limits in Europe – PACTS research

Lower Urban Speed Limits in Europe – PACTS research

PACTS is leading a research project ‘Lower urban speed limits in Europe – what does the evidence show?’ (LUSTRE). The aim is to investigate the safety benefits of lower urban speed limits. The project brings together an international team of road safety experts, including Professor Mohammed Quddus and Dr Akis Theofilatos, (Loughborough University), Dr Rune Elvik (Institute of Transport Economics, Norway), Professor Lars-Christer Hyden (Lund University, Sweden), Ellen Townsend and […]

Another step towards UK roadside evidential breathalysers – £105,000 awarded to winners of MEBTI competition

Another step towards UK roadside evidential breathalysers – £105,000 awarded to winners of MEBTI competition

Stage 2 awards PACTS is pleased to announce that £105,000 has been awarded to two companies which have demonstrated significant progress towards producing a mobile evidential breath testing instrument, suitable for the police to use at the roadside in the UK. Lion Laboratories and MEDACX convinced the expert technical panel that they were likely to be able to submit instruments for full Home Office type approval in the near future, […]