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PACTS Submission to the TSC Young and Novice Driver Inquiry

PACTS Submission to the TSC Young and Novice Driver Inquiry

The Transport Select Committee published PACTS’ evidence to their inquiry into young and novice driver safety on the 1st of September, 2020. PACTS’ evidence is summarised below. Failure to wear a seat belt is a major but overlooked contributor to the deaths of drivers and passengers – particularly young people. Concerted action is needed and feasible. This would particularly reduce casualties to young people. The catalyst would be to make […]

MEBTI Stage 3 – Further incentives to develop roadside evidential breath testers

MEBTI Stage 3 – Further incentives to develop roadside evidential breath testers

PACTS is pleased to announce the details of Stage 3 of the MEBTI competition – Mobile Evidential Breath Testing Instruments. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) was 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: sometimes referred to a roadside evidential breathalysers) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. The competition […]

Road safety, cycling etc…in July, from Parliamentary Cycling & Walking Group

Road safety, cycling etc…in July, from Parliamentary Cycling & Walking Group

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling & Walking have provided this  Parliamentary Monitoring – a round up which includes questions about road safety, funding, cycle repairs, e-bikes, e-scooters and potholes during July 2020.    

UK pedestrians must not become the “chlorinated chickens” in automotive free trade deals, says PACTS

UK pedestrians must not become the “chlorinated chickens” in automotive free trade deals, says PACTS

Update 23 August 2020. International Trade Minister Rt Hon Greg Hands MP replied to PACTS and we had a useful online meeting on 22 August. We were pleased with his commitment to uphold safety standards. We will continue to monitor the talks as the devil lies in the detail.  Minister reply to PACTS 13Aug2020 ———————————— PACTS is seeking to ensure that future international trade deals do not reduce the safety […]

Members questions on roads policing, free trade agreements and e-scooters

Members questions on roads policing, free trade agreements and e-scooters

Roads Policing Asked by Lord Bradshaw… HL5892 To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received the recent report of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services on roads policing; and when they expect that report to be published. HL5893 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to include an assessment of roads policing in their annual assessments of the efficiency of police forces. HL5895 […]