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 […]

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

CWIS safety review – PACTS and DfT Responses

On 22nd November the Government published its response to its call for evidence on the Cycling and Walking Strategy Safety Review, available here. The report outline the 50 Actions that the DfT will take. The main outcomes of the response are that the DfT will: Review the existing guidance in the Highway Code to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians Invest £100,000 to support police enforcement by developing a national […]

British Road Safety Statement Announced

British Road Safety Statement Announced

The British Road Safety Statement was announced by Lord Ahmad in the Lord’s on 21st December 2015 and by Andrew Jones (by written statement) in the Commons on the 5th January 2016. PACTS’ briefing on the British Road Safety Statement is available here. Read the full document Working Together to Build a Safer Road System. Road Safety Statement at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/487704/british_road_safety_statement_print.pdf  

Roads Minister sets out road safety priorities

Roads Minister sets out road safety priorities

Roads Minister, Andrew Jones MP says “he will not rule out any measure that could saves lives”. These include safer rural roads, guidance to local authorities on achieving the maximum reduction in road accidents per pound spent, learning from the very best safety regimes around the world, reviewing penalties for mobile phone use by drivers and continuing the roll out of drug-drive enforcement. He was speaking at the Brake/Direct Line Parliamentary reception, hosted […]

Ministerial Statements: 10th November- 11th November

Ministerial Statements: 10th November- 11th November

10th November Ministerial Correction The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Claire Perry): I would like to inform the House that a statement I made on 29 October 2014 during an Adjournment debate on South West Trains, Official Report, column 106WH, was incorrect. During the speech I stated that: “We are seeing the most rapid rise in travel of anywhere in Europe. We have the safest and most punctual railways […]