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

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, […]

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 […]

Westminster Hall Debate on All Lane Running

A Westminster Hall Debate on the Safety of All-Lane Running will take place at 11am on Wednesday 22nd January. The debate has been sponsored by Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, who has campaigned against all lane running. PACTS will provide a summary of the debate after and it can be watched here: https://www.parliamentlive.tv/Commons.

Vacancy – Chair of PACTS Road Environment Working Party

PACTS wishes to appoint a new Chair of its Road Environment Working Party – an important unpaid role within PACTS. After six years as Chair, Heather Ward, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at University College London, is stepping down at the end of December 2019 so this post is now vacant. Applicants are invited to submit their CV and a short covering statement to PACTS by 31st January. If you would like to discuss it, please contact the […]