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 […]

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

Transport Select Committee inquiry – Coronavirus: implications for transport

In response to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry, Coronavirus: implications for transport, PACTS has submitted the letter sent on 6th May 2020 to Roads Minster Baroness Vere. Please see letter here   

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, […]