More than 26,000 people died on EU roads last year, the first increase since 2001 according to the latest ETSC annual road safety performance index (PIN) report. Exceeding speed limits, drink or distracted driving and a failure to wear a seat belt are still the leading causes of death and serious injury across Europe, according to the researchers. Some countries are still making progress on road safety. At a conference […]
Declines in the level of police enforcement of traffic offences are contributing to Europe’s failure to cut the numbers dying in road collisions, according to a new report by the European Transport Safety Council. In over half the countries where data is available, the number of tickets issued over the last five years for use of a mobile phone while driving has reduced, suggesting lower levels of enforcement across Europe. […]
On the 23rd June, the UK will hold a referendum on the place of the United Kingdom in the European Union. PACTS has created a briefing on UK Road Safety and the role that the European Union plays in road safety. The briefing can be downloaded here.
The Chancellor’s 2016 Budget announced a number of transport safety related policies. These included an insurance premium tax rise, the announcement of a second road investment strategy and the announcement of driverless car trials in the UK. PACTS supplied a briefing to all Members of Parliament on the importance of the announced changes. The PACTS Budget 2016 Briefing can be downloaded here.
Presentations from the PACTS Safer Vehicles 2016 conference are available below Photographs of the day Chairman’s introductory statement, David Ward, Secretary General, Global NCAP Opportunities to influence vehicle safety, Richard Cuerden, Technical Director for Vehicle Safety, TRL EuroNCAP – the 2020 road map, Dr Michiel van Ratingen, Secretary General, EuroNCAP (presented by Aled Williams, Programme Manager, EuroNCAP) London’s road safety priorities – the role of safer vehicles , Lilli Matson, Head […]