PACTS COMMENTS ON DfT CONSULTATION ON CHANGES TO THE TREATMENT OF PENALTIES FOR CARELESS DRIVING

PACTS COMMENTS ON DfT CONSULTATION ON CHANGES TO THE TREATMENT OF PENALTIES FOR CARELESS DRIVING

Commenting on the consultation on changes to the treatment of penalties for careless driving, Robert Gifford, Executive Director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), said “The proposal to include careless driving in the list of potential Fixed Penalty Notices was included in a consultation in November 2008. At the time, PACTS gave a cautious welcome to the proposal. That remains our position today. “In 2011, just over […]

PACTS publishes report on government progress on road safety

PACTS publishes report on government progress on road safety

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) today publishes the third report in its series “Tackling the Deficit”, looking at the impact of the government’s austerity programme on road safety. This report, entitled “Checking the Health of Road Safety” and written by Naomi Baster (PACTS’ Policy and Research Officer), includes an analysis of policy proposals over the last year and the results of a survey undertaken jointly with ADEPT […]

It's My Choice: Safer mobility for an ageing population – press release

It's My Choice: Safer mobility for an ageing population – press release

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has today published a major report looking at safe mobility for an ageing population. The report, entitled “It’s My Choice” and available on line from www.pacts.org.uk, looks at all aspects of public and private transport, arguing that we need to promote greater and safer mobility for an ageing society in order to ensure the benefits that independent mobility can bring to quality […]

Reported Road Casualty Figures Q3 2011

Reported Road Casualty Figures Q3 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE USE FEBRUARY 2 2012 PACTS COMMENTS ON DfT ROAD CASUALTY FIGURES Commenting on the figures for road casualties in Quarter 3 (July to September) 2011 published today by the Department for Transport, Robert Gifford, Executive Director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), said “The best that can be said for these figures is that after two quarters of increases in road deaths, the figures show a […]

Speed increase panders to minority die-hards only – Government must apply the brakes

Speed increase panders to minority die-hards only – Government must apply the brakes

Government proposals to raise motorway speed limits would please a vocal minority of just one in five voters, according to Dr Jillian Anable, senior transport research expert at the University of Aberdeen. Speaking to policy makers at the annual Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) Westminster Lecture in London last night (30 November), Dr Anable warned that Government ignores the vast majority at its peril when aiming to change […]