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Matthew Lugg OBE appointed Chair of PACTS Road Environment Working Party

Matthew Lugg OBE appointed Chair of PACTS Road Environment Working Party

Following an open selection process, Matthew Lugg OBE has agreed to take on the post of Chair of the PACTS Road Environment Working Party. Matthew is CIHT Past President and Head of Profession – Local Government at WSP. He will be supported in post by vice-chairs Martin Wiltshire, Assistant Manager – Traffic & Safety at Hampshire County Council, and Kate Fuller, Acting CEO at Road Safety Foundation. The unpaid appointment is initially for […]

Sentencing Council Consultation on Exceptional Hardship guidelines – PACTS response

Sentencing Council Consultation on Exceptional Hardship guidelines – PACTS response

PACTS has responded to the Sentencing Council’s consultation on changes to the Magistrates’ Court sentencing guidelines. The consultation proposed changes to the guidance on totting up disqualification and exceptional hardship. The changes are intended to offer clarity to judges on granting exceptional hardship. The proposed guidelines are as follows: New Exceptional Hardship Guidelines “When considering whether there are grounds to reduce or avoid a totting up disqualification the court should […]

PACTS and COVID-19. Still working!!

PACTS and COVID-19. Still working!!

PACTS office is now closed until further notice following government guidance on coronavirus and social distancing. Our staff continue to work hard on our important research and policy development from home and can be contacted at the following email addresses:   David Davies, Executive Director                           david.davies@pacts.org.uk Joanne Mackel, Office and Events Manager      joanne.mackel@pacts.org.uk Frank Norbury, Policy and Research Officer     frank.norbury@pacts.org.uk Evan Webster, Policy and Research Officer        evan.webster@pacts.org.uk You can still contact us by telephone if you wish on […]

PACTS launches new report: ‘Seat Belts: Time for Action’

PACTS launches new report: ‘Seat Belts: Time for Action’

Almost a third (31%) of the people who died in vehicles in Great Britain in 2018 were not wearing a seat belt, according to a report by PACTS, in association with Direct Line Group, published 13th of March 2020. Seat Belts: Time for Action uses data obtained from specialist Police Forensic Collision Investigators (PFCIs) by using the Freedom of Information Act. The analysis suggests that the number of fatalities could be […]

The 2019 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

The 2019 Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety

The 2019 PACTS Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety, in partnership with IMEchE and supported by Michelin and Thatcham Research The lecture report is now available to download.  An audio recording of the lecture is also available and presentation slides can be downloaded here. Lessons from the Ashes: Improving transportation safety through accident investigation PACTS has been highlighting the importance of in-depth accident investigation that focuses on learning and prevention, for all transport modes. […]