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Alcohol Interlocks – new PACTS Research Project

Alcohol Interlocks – new PACTS Research Project

Alcolocks Feasibility Study In May 2019, PACTS was awarded a grant from the Department for Transport to undertake research into the feasibility of the using alcohol interlocks (“alcolocks”) as part of drink-drive offender rehabilitation programmes. PACTS has assembled a team of experts with relevant skills and expertise, including: the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), IAM RoadSmart, Road Safety Support and Christopher Miller, an independent consultant and former senior police officer. […]

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

Drug Driving – PACTS Research Project

Drug Driving – PACTS Research Project

PACTS is conducting a research project to investigate drug driving in the UK. The project is funded by the Department for Transport. It will review the evidence on drug driving and the experience of enforcement of legislation, five years after the implementation of the Drug Driving (Specified Limits) (England and Wales) Regulations 2014. The project aims to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the enforcement and legal arrangements to deter, […]

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, […]