Uber joins the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety in England

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The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) has announced that Uber has joined them to help them “understand the private hire sector” better, and help “raise the bar on safety” the registered charity has said.

PACTS supports the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Transport Safety, with its objective being “to protect human life through the promotion of transport safety for the public benefit”.

It says its aim is to advise and inform members of the House of Commons and of the House of Lords on air, rail and road safety issues.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “It [PACTS] brings together safety professionals and legislators to identify research-based solutions to transport safety problems having regard to cost, effectiveness, achievability and acceptability.”

In recent years it has paid increasing attention to the links between transport safety, sustainability and public health.

PACTS has four functions:

  • It provides an independent technical advisory service for Parliamentarians on a wide range of transport safety matters.

  • It lobbies and persuades, identifying and promoting research-based solutions to transport safety issues through Parliamentary access and contacts.

  • It promotes wider publicity and information on safety through conferences, seminars, the annual Westminster Lecture on Transport Safety, publications and this website.

  • It responds to Government, Parliamentary and public proposals for safety improvements.

The announcement was made via the PACTS Twitter account on Friday 18 December.

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