Title: PACTS' Road Safety Manifesto
Organisation: Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety
Date uploaded: 2nd December 2014
Date published/launched: November 2014
Published in the run up to the General Election in May 2015, this Road Safety Manifesto comprises a list of priorities which PACTS says would substantially reduce the level of death and injury on roads in the UK.
PACTS says that unless the Government acts a third of a million people will be killed or seriously injured on the roads in Great Britain over the two decades ending 2030. PACTS estimates the financial loss to society at approximately £110bn.
Top of a list of strategic initiatives, proposed by PACTS for central and local governments, is adoption of a long-term vision for a safe transport system free from death and serious injury.
Other proposals include: setting challenging national targets for road safety; adopting the Safe System approach in road safety management; setting up an independent Road Safety Management Capacity Review; adopting Single/Double Summer Time; introducing an effective graduated driver licensing scheme; reducing the drink-drive blood alcohol limit to 50mg /100ml; publicising best practice guidance on effective training for drivers, motorcyclists, pedal cyclists and young pedestrians; and reviewing emergency medical response to collisions and enhanced trauma care.
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