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.

New national road casualty figures hide the potholes in cyclist safety

New national road casualty figures hide the potholes in cyclist safety

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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Driving & FOMO: Is our addiction to social media making the roads more dangerous?

Driving & FOMO: Is our addiction to social media making the roads more dangerous?

Nearly a third of all people keep their phones in their pockets whilst they drive, meaning we’re constantly aware of receiving notifications and calls. The temptation and social pressure of staying in the loop means that more people than ever think it’s fine to use their phone whilst they drive. Katy Latta, working alongside Aviva on their #DriveSafer campaign, reveals why this is and the impact it’s having on road safety

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Why I'm taking the Brake Pledge for Road Safety Week

Why I'm taking the Brake Pledge for Road Safety Week

November will again play host to Road Safety Week, the UK's flagship road safety event.This Road Safety Week will have focus on the six aspects of the Brake Pledge. Brake's Communications and campaigns advisor Alice Bailey looks forward to the event and explains why Road Safety Week is focusing on that pledge.

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New UK Driving Tests Will Make Road Safer

New UK Driving Tests Will Make Road Safer

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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Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Dr Will Murray, a trustee of Brake, the road safety charity, cycled from London to Paris to raise money to support the work Brake do in saving lives and supporting bereaved and injured families. Here he describes his journey and looks at how cycling can benefit not only our health, but the economy. 

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