PACTS

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety - Reducing suicides on the UK roads, providing a baseline

Amount awarded

£15,500 + £7,300 of Impact Funding

Due to complete

Completed

Making roads safer for…

Drivers

Young person standing in the middle of the road in front of an oncoming car

Outputs

Raised awareness of roads related suicide and sought influence through changes to recording, reporting and management.

Outcomes

  • Agreement from the Department for Transport (DfT) to retain road suicide records to allow for basic analysis;

  • A pending review as to whether to include suicide/suspected suicide in STATS19 (or its replacement);

  • Worked with Highways England on their Suicide Prevention Toolkit and Strategy;

  • Engagement with The Road Haulage Association (RHA) on what the RHA might do to progress the issue within their sector;

  • Letter to the (then) Minister for Transport Jesse Norman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, seeking clarification of ministerial responsibility for road-related suicides.