Coroner Service – PACTS evidence to HoC Justice Committee inquiry

Coroner Service – PACTS evidence to HoC Justice Committee inquiry

The House of Commons Justice Committee is holding an inquiry into the Coroner Service. PACTS submitted evidence relating to our work on suicides on the road collision investigation and prevention of future death reports. The Committee has now published it: 2020 Justice Committee – Coroners Service  

PACTS Submission to the TSC Young and Novice Driver Inquiry

PACTS Submission to the TSC Young and Novice Driver Inquiry

The Transport Select Committee published PACTS’ evidence to their inquiry into young and novice driver safety on the 1st of September, 2020. PACTS’ evidence is summarised below. Failure to wear a seat belt is a major but overlooked contributor to the deaths of drivers and passengers – particularly young people. Concerted action is needed and feasible. This would particularly reduce casualties to young people. The catalyst would be to make […]

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 […]

Future of Transport Regulatory Review Call for Evidence – PACTS response

Future of Transport Regulatory Review Call for Evidence – PACTS response

PACTS has responded to the micromobility questions in the Government’s Future of Transport Regulatory Review Call for Evidence. PACTS response 03July2020 PACTS Executive Director, David Davies, said, “This is a well-presented and valuable consultation exercise. We have responded on safety aspects of micromobility where we have significant concerns, particularly for the safety of pedestrians and the impacts on active travel. It is disappointing that the Government decided to go ahead with  e-scooter trials, apparently […]

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 […]