Advocacy papers

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.

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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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