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, […]
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 […]
PACTS is currently undertaking a research project ‘Drink driving – taking stock and moving forward’ following the award of a Department for Transport Road Safety Grant in May 2019. The project will be undertaken in partnership with the University of Stirling and is a multi-disciplinary review of recent drink driving trends, practice and interventions in the UK. The research aims to provide new, up-to-date insights into the behaviour, mind-set and […]
A report published by PACTS, in association with Direct Line Group, on the 30th of April 2019 reveals the problem of seat belt non-wearing in the UK. Seat Belts: The Forgotten Road Safety Priority shows that despite wearing rates of 98.6% for British car drivers, 27% of those who died in cars on the roads in 2017 were not wearing a seat belt. This amounts to more than 200 deaths; […]
In 2017 the Department for Transport (DfT) commissioned a road safety management capacity review (RSMCR). This was a recommendation by PACTS in 2015 and PACTS was pleased that it was accepted by DfT and included in its 2015 British Road Safety Statement. The DfT is expected to publish the report in full in late spring 2018.