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 […]

Fatal Train Accidents in Britain and Europe 2019

Fatal Train Accidents in Britain and Europe 2019

Professor Andrew Evans has produced his 2019 statistical analyses of train accidents in Europe and Great Britain. A summary of each  and links to the full reports are below. Great Britain summary: This paper updates the author’s previous statistical analyses of fatal train accidents on running lines of the national railway system of Great Britain to the end of 2019, based on fatal accident data over the 53-year period 1967 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]