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.
May
14

COVID-19: Improving road safety post-lockdown

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The crisis the world faces from the Coronavirus is hard to grasp. The daily updates to the death toll seem unreal at times and it’s difficult to imagine the fear and suffering of those affected, as well as the impact on their families and friends. As a professional who often deals in cold hard numbers, it is important to stop and consider the human side of any tragedy and I thought it was important to start this post with such an acknowledgment and to pay tribute to everyone involved in caring for people and keeping things going for us.

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May
07

COVID-19: A guide to checking your vehicle during the current pandemic

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With countries around the world entering lockdown in response to COVID-19, people everywhere have suddenly found that their day-to-day routines have been flipped upside down. Everyone apart from key workers and those in exceptional circumstances are being advised to stay at home, and this has led to many vehicles not being used as frequently as they usually would.

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May
04

Six weeks in: a lowdown on the lockdown at Brake

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COVID-19 has changed many things in many workplaces, but what has not changed at Brake is our unwavering commitment to our vision and strategy – to support road crash victims and to campaign for safe and healthy mobility.

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Apr
23

HGV Heroes: Roadchef highlights the importance of taking a break

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For those of us that spend most of our lives on the motorway network, the impact of COVID-19 could not be clearer. Our sites have never seen so few motorists, but the majority of those still on the roads are working around the clock, to ensure consumers can still buy everything they need and to ensure our amazing NHS has access to vital medicines and PPE. The HGV community is providing an essential service to so many.

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Mar
31

The surprisingly common sleep condition causing drivers to fall asleep at the wheel

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Have you ever had to pull over because you felt so tired? Driving while sleepy can be fatal. When you’re exhausted, your reaction times are slower, your concentration levels dip, and your judgement and vision alters.

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