PACTS Response to the Roads Policing Review Call for Evidence

In July 2020, the Department for Transport launched a call for evidence on the subject of roads policing. This call for evidence seeks to identify what makes a difference in enforcement and how the capability and capacity of enforcement services can be enhanced. The Department for Transport (DfT) is carrying out this call for evidence as they are seeking to identify how the use of existing enforcement capabilities, and any […]

MEBTI Stage 3 – Further incentives to develop roadside evidential breath testers

PACTS is pleased to announce the details of Stage 3 of the MEBTI competition – Mobile Evidential Breath Testing Instruments. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) was awarded a grant by the Secretary of State for Transport to run a competition to encourage the development of mobile evidential breath testing instruments (MEBTI: sometimes referred to a roadside evidential breathalysers) which meet Home Office type approval requirements. The competition […]

Members questions on roads policing, free trade agreements and e-scooters

Roads Policing Asked by Lord Bradshaw… HL5892 To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have received the recent report of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services on roads policing; and when they expect that report to be published. HL5893 To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to include an assessment of roads policing in their annual assessments of the efficiency of police forces. HL5895 […]

Roads Policing Review – Call for Evidence by Department for Transport, Home Office and Police Chiefs

The Department for Transport has issued (13 July 2020) a Call for Evidence to inform the Roads Policing Review that it is undertaking jointly with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs’ Council. It is seeking views and evidence on a wide range of fundamental matters about the effectiveness of current operations how these should be changed or improved. The full document is here: Call for Evidence.  It is part of a wider […]

‘Roads policing and its contribution to road safety’ – report from PACTS

Some 1,800 people die on UK roads each year – more than twice the number of deaths from homicides and terrorism combined. A further 25,000+ people are seriously injured. Many of these casualties result from a failure to comply with traffic laws – knowingly or otherwise. Around two-thirds of collisions involve excessive speed, a driver over the legal alcohol limit, failure to wear a seat belt, or a combination of […]