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One of the most important aspects of staying safe on the road, is having a road worthy safe vehicle which is properly equipped. One area that some drivers fail on is having the right tyres for the job. In the latest Brake blog, Lewis Baker, who writes for traders-insurance.com, advises us all how to be road safe when in comes to looking after our tyres.

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Christmas every year sees a spike in those who take an extra, needless risk, on our roads by driving after consuming alcohol. Whether it is driving home after having a few after work drinks or saving time and money in not getting a taxi or public transport after catching up with family and friends. Here, Jade Morand from miDrive, blogs on the dangers of drink-driving.

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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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It's virtually a daily occurrence in the UK that there is a road collision involving a cyclists and a motor vehicle. In the latest Brake blog, Hugh Potter, partner and personal injury specialist at Potter Rees Dolan, explains why cyclist safety is a ticking time bomb that needs to be disarmed.

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It's often said that the current UK driving test doesn't really prepare learner drivers for the roads, rather it only prepares them to pass the test. However, things are about to change. Here; Andrew King, the Chief Executive of Sell Your Jamjar - the UK’s first online car buying service - describes how the changes to the UK driving test which are coming in will make Britain's roads safer.

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