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, […]

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 […]

GoSafe Wales Partnership Manager, Teresa Ciano, becomes PACTS director and trustee

GoSafe Wales Partnership Manager, Teresa Ciano, becomes PACTS director and trustee

Teresa Ciano, Partnership Manager of the Wales Road Casualty Reduction Partnership, GoSafe, has been appointed as a director and trustee on the PACTS Board. Teresa Ciano said, “I am honoured and pleased to be joining the PACTS Board.  Since I started working in Road Safety in 2005, I’ve followed their work closely in promoting transport safety for public benefit and their skill in offering research based solutions.  I will be focused on […]

PACTS Appoints New Road User Behaviour Working Party Chair

PACTS Appoints New Road User Behaviour Working Party Chair

PACTS is delighted to announce that Professor David Crundall has been appointed the new chair of the PACTS Road User Behaviour Working Party. David is Professor of Traffic and Transport Psychology at Nottingham Trent University (NTU). He has worked in the field for over 20 years, and had undertaken research on behalf of many sponsors including the DfT, the DVSA, the RAC Foundation, The Road Safety Trust, the Engineering and […]

MEBTI competition – towards evidential breath test instruments

MEBTI competition – towards evidential breath test instruments

PACTS to run £350,000 competition. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has been awarded a grant by the Secretary of State for Transport to run a competition to encourage the development of mobile evidential breath testing instruments (MEBTI) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. Up to £350,000 will be available to encourage manufacturers in this sector to invest in devices which meet the UK standard. Currently, when […]