Sentencing Council Consultation on Exceptional Hardship guidelines – PACTS response

Sentencing Council Consultation on Exceptional Hardship guidelines – PACTS response

PACTS has responded to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on changes to the Magistrates’ Court sentencing guidelines. The consultation proposed changes to the guidance on totting up disqualification and exceptional hardship. The changes are intended to offer clarity to judges on granting exceptional hardship. The proposed guidelines are as follows: New Exceptional Hardship Guidelines “When considering whether there are grounds to reduce or avoid a totting up disqualification the court should […]

Smart motorways – safety measures needed but with extra funds

Smart motorways – safety measures needed but with extra funds

PACTS has written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Grant Shapps, urging improved safety on smart motorways. PACTS insists that these measures must be funded by additional government grant, or from Highways England’s major schemes budget, and not from its road safety budgets which are needed for other works on the network. Read the PACTS letter here: Grants Shapps – ALR 27Jan2020 And the minister’s response here: Smart Mways […]

3rd Global Ministerial  – Stockholm declaration on road safety

3rd Global Ministerial – Stockholm declaration on road safety

At the request of the UN General Assembly, the Government of Sweden will host – in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) – the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety from 19-20 February 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden under the theme “Achieving Global Goals 2030”. The Stockholm Declaration will be presented as the final outcome document of the Ministerial Conference. PACTS has welcomed the declaration. We made the following […]

Transport Select Committee publishes PACTS evidence to its Road Safety inquiry

Transport Select Committee publishes PACTS evidence to its Road Safety inquiry

The House of Commons Transport Select Committee has published (on 8th May 2019) PACTS’ written evidence to the Committee’s Road Safety enquiry. Read the PACTS submission here Details of the Committee’s inquiry are here  

PACTS Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper – Automated Vehicles

PACTS Response to Law Commission Consultation Paper – Automated Vehicles

The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) has asked the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission to undertake a far-reaching review of the legal framework for automated vehicles, and their use as part of public transport networks and on-demand passenger services. This is a three-year project running from March 2018 to March 2021. As part of this review, PACTS has responded to the Law Commissions […]