UK News: Roads and Vehicles

PACTS calls on UK trade negotiators to maintain current and adopt future agreed EU vehicle manufacturing standards and not to accept lower US standards in a Free Trade Agreement.

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Click here for PACTS briefing on FTAs and vehicle safety

Highways England Safety Investment - a Road Safety Foundation report for ORR, supported by Jeanne Breen Consulting, released on 21st July 2020 urges more investment in safety engineering and concludes -

  • Highways England's High Level Safety Performance Framework is World Class

  • The 2020 Target and 2040 Goal unlikely to be met

  • Investment along the SRN's length is needed prioritising sections with high trauma costs

  • Urgent work should begin now - generating a RIS3 portfolio with high return safety investment

  • Highways England should establish a 'Safer Roads Task Force'

  • Highways England should seek support in generating high return safety programmes

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Jeanne Breen is a global expert in road safety management and policy review with over 40 years of national and international expertise.  She works with the leading international organizations concerned with road safety and advises governments in low, middle and high-income countries on road safety management, strategic review and next steps. Jeanne Breen was awarded the OBE in the Millennium Honours List by the British Government for her services to road safety in the UK.   She is now a member of the Board of Trustees of PACTS, a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.  She is a graduate of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.



Global Strategy

Assisting World Health Organisation with the preparation of the latest

Global Status Report on Road Safety (2018)


EU Strategy

Independent study* on new road safety strategy 2020-2030

(See also 'Towards Zero via a Safe System approach' PDF)


National Strategy

Independent road safety management capacity review* in GB.


Local Training

One day Safe System introductory course for road safety professionals working locally and nationally.



*Independent capacity reviews and studies are not statements of national government or EU policy.

Prior to becoming an independent consultant in 2003 and with a background in road safety research, Jeanne Breen played a major role in establishing and subsequently directing two successful independent non-governmental road safety organizations between 1983 and 2003 the UK Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) and the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC).  Both organizations are associated with the introduction of a range of evidence-based road safety measures.