The Brake Blog

News and views from around the road safety world, with contributions from partners, researchers and campaigners as well as Brake staff and volunteers. All views expressed are those of the contributor and do not necessarily represent those of Brake or its employees.

How Sudden is helping people understand about bereavement

How Sudden is helping people understand about bereavement

Bereavement can affect people very differently and like all issues, we need to have a better understanding and more conversation about the topic. In the latest Brake blog, Jack Kushner, who runs the Sudden initiative at Brake, writes about the importance of discussion about sudden bereavement and how the Sudden initiative is helping to inform and engage people.

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We need tougher laws for criminal drivers who kill.

We need tougher laws for criminal drivers who kill.

On Sunday 4 December, it was announced that the government has launched a consultation on proposals to increase penalties for drivers who kill while driving dangerously, carelessly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The new proposals mean criminal drivers could face the same sentences as those charged with manslaughter. In the latest Brake blog, Ceinwen Briddon writes about how her family felt let down by the legal system after her daughter’s killer, who was well over the drink-drive limit when he crashed into and killed Miriam Briddon, was only sentenced to five years in jail.

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Road safety: An all year round issue

Road safety: An all year round issue

During UK Road Safety Week, long-term Brake supporter Jeremy Williamson delivered interactive road safety talks to secondary schools. Here, he reflects on his own experiences and why, for him, road safety is an important topic all year round

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The devastation of road casualties and working together to prevent them

The devastation of road casualties and working together to prevent them

Whilst the work of Brake has seen many strides forward in road safety, there are still unnecessary deaths and injuries happening on our roads every day. In the latest Brake blog; Julie Townsend looks at how much can be done by everyone involved in road safety - from politicians to educators - to try and make the vision of zero road casualties a reality.

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Picking up the pieces: Supporting families after the devastation of a road crash

Picking up the pieces: Supporting families after the devastation of a road crash

Unexpectedly losing a loved one is one of the hardest things that human beings have to go through in their lives. Here at Brake we have a dedicated helpline team who provide support and guidance to those who have lost loved ones or those who need advice in dealing with a sensitive situation. Anna Kilshaw has collaborated with Carol Forshaw, Brake's longest serving helpline officer, to show you what kind of work they do.

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