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Highway Code consultation – Walking and Cycling

Highway Code consultation – Walking and Cycling

PACTS has responded to Department for Transport’s consultation on changes to the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. While all road users have a responsibility for their own safety and for others, it is right that those in charge of the vehicles which can do more harm should take extra care of those more vulnerable. Among other things, the changes will clarify and strengthen the rights of […]

PACTS Response to the Roads Policing Review Call for Evidence

PACTS Response to the Roads Policing Review Call for Evidence

In July 2020, the Department for Transport launched a call for evidence on the subject of roads policing. This call for evidence seeks to identify what makes a difference in enforcement and how the capability and capacity of enforcement services can be enhanced. The Department for Transport (DfT) is carrying out this call for evidence as they are seeking to identify how the use of existing enforcement capabilities, and any […]

PACTS Newsletter: October 2020

PACTS Newsletter: October 2020

PACTS Newsletter October 2020   We are now into a wet and windy autumn but I would like to wish you our warmest greetings and bring you up to date with news from PACTS. You may have seen the 2019 road casualty figures published on 30th September by the Department for Transport. The reduction in total casualties, highlighted by the DfT, was largely due to a reduction in slight injuries […]

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  

Dangerous and illegal use of e-scooters – PACTS calls for a restriction on sales

Dangerous and illegal use of e-scooters – PACTS calls for a restriction on sales

PACTS has written to transport minister Rachel Maclean MP, expressing our concerns about the increasing illegal and dangerous use of privately-owned e-scooters and called on the government to restrict sales. We publish our letter and her reply here: PACTS to Rachel MacLean e-scooters 21Aug 2020 reply from Rachel MacLean e-scooters 2Sept2020 We are also surprised and concerned that e-scooter casualties are not recorded in government road casualty statistics – according […]