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Conference to examine development of safer vehicles

The Safer Vehicles 2016 conference will take place in London in June to assess the role played in vehicle safety towards achieving road safety objectives. Organised by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) in partnership with influential organisations …

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European legal safety standards for vehicles years out of date

The European Transport Safety Council is calling for an overhaul of safety standards on vehicles to reflect modern technology and improve vulnerable road user protection. According to a report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) analysing the market penetration …

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Report examines impairment as a driving risk

Various impairment factors including alcohol, drugs, fatigue, eyesight and general health have been examined in a new report made available from PACTS. The UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has published a report entitled “Fit to Drive?”, which …

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UK Government to announce increase in road casualties for 2014

Report claims reduced budgets and a lack of national targets on road safety are to blame for an increase in deaths and serious injuries on UK roads. Despite the overall decrease in Killed and Serious Injury (KSI) figures from the …

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Vehicle engineering expert takes PACTS working party lead

PACTS has appointed an international expert in vehicle engineering and biomechanics to chair its working party on vehicle design. The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, which is a UK all-party group, has chosen a new chairman for its Vehicle …

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Report calls for a reduction in the drink driving limit in the UK

Increased proportion of UK women in drink driving offences results in call for action to prevent road casualties through reduced blood alcohol limits. At a breakfast briefing held this morning in Westminster, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) …

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Extra care needed on the roads as children return to school

Distracted children crossing roads without concentrating cause extra rush-hour danger on UK roads as the new academic year begins. The UK’s Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has issued a warning to motorists to be extra vigilant during the morning rush …

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Autumn transport safety conference to address autonomous vehicles

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety will travel to Thatcham Research this Autumn to gain insight into the technology of autonomous vehicles. The annual conference of the UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) will focus on the …

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Young driver safety falls off UK Government priority list

PACTS comments on indefinite delay on the publication of a consultation paper on UK young driver safety by the UK Government. The UK’s Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has expressed its disappointment at Government revelations that the expected …

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Expert to address advisory council on fatigue and driving

The effects of sleep impaired driving will be the subject of a transport safety lecture at the UK Parliamentary Advisory Council on Transport Safety. Fatigue expert and head of flight safety at the British Air Line Pilots Association (BALPA), Dr …

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