Safety group calls for more rigorous reporting of e-scooter collisons and injuries

The independent Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) is calling on the UK Government to tackle the continuing issues of what it calls unsafe e-scooter use by requiring better reporting of collisions and increasing the opportunities for casualty data to be collected. In a report on e-scooter casualties published today, PACTS points out that:  […]

Letter goes to the Prime Minister on Future of Transport

PACTS has co-signed an ITS UK Letter to the Prime Minister on the Future of Transport PACTS, along with several prominent organisations within the UK’s transport sector, has co-signed an open letter coordinated by the ITS UK to the Prime Minister, Mr Rishi Sunak, emphasizing the urgent need for a Future of Transport Bill in […]

Industry-leading experts take turns to chair JCT Traffic Signals Symposium sessions

Some of the country’s leading transport technology experts will be leading the conversation at the popular JCT Traffic Signals Symposium next month as they chair the learned programme of papers during the event. The two-day symposium features 23 separate presentations covering a range of topics including road safety, traffic management research, asset management and on-street […]

PACTS writes to Home Secretary about inclusion of road policing as cross-cutting priority in Strategic Policing Requirement

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has written to the Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, regarding the inclusion of road policing as a cross-cutting priority in the recent Strategic Policing Requirement. For the first time, the Home Office has included roads policing in its Strategic Policing Requirement, published 20th February. This high-level government document […]

PACTS and ETSC set out e-scooter safety recommendations

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety and the European Transport Safety Council have set out joint recommendations for improving safety for e-scooters and their riders. The ideas include a 20 km/h factory-set speed limit, larger wheels, a ban on passengers and pavement riding, compulsory helmets and a minimum age of 16. The report is […]

PACTS wins international road safety award

The independent Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has been presented with a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award in recognition of its innovative research into the safety of private e-scooters in the UK.  Authorised rental schemes, involving 23,000 e-scooters in 31 areas, have operated in England since July 2020. These trials were supposed to […]

Tougher punishments planned for repeat motoring offenders

Motorists who repeatedly offend will face a more serious consequences from courts next year after concerns were raised that magistrates are being “dangerously lenient” in allowing them to stay behind the wheel. The Sunday Times reports that, in theory, a driver with points on their licence, accrued within a three-year period, should expect an automatic […]

Agilysis Launches Safe System Capacity Survey to evaluate situation across Britain

In anticipation of the release of the Road Safety Framework from the Department for Transport, Agilysis is launching a new national survey to understand the existing capacity we have for implementing the Safe System in Britain. The survey is asking; how well equipped are local authorities, emergency services and partners to influence all aspects of […]

Government urged to “get a grip” on dangerous and illegal e-scooters

The independent Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety is calling on the UK Government to act decisively on the growing problems of unsafe and illegal e-scooter use.  In a new report it points out that 15 people have now died while illegal use of private e-scooters, eleven of them in 2021 alone. Furthermore in a […]


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