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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
24

Why businesses have a responsibility to protect vulnerable road users

Why businesses have a responsibility to protect vulnerable road users

The 2016 Fleet Safety Conference will take place Thursday 26 May 2016. One of the speakers will be Jacqueline O’Donovan, who was an award winner at the Fleet Safety Awards in 2015. Here she uses her expertise as a Managing Director of a Fleet company to talk about the responsibilities that Fleet companies have to protect all road users, especially the most vulnerable. 

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Apr
26

Will the £50m pothole fund mean safer roads for cyclists?

Will the £50m pothole fund mean safer roads for cyclists?

It's easy to forget that roads are not just for cars, they are for everyone - in fact modern roads were first built for bicycles. With that in mind, Dean Ronnie takes a look at the fund which has been set aside by the government to solve the issue of potholes, a potentially deadly problem which plagues our roads, not just for cars, but especially for those who favour pedal power. 

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Apr
20

Are your emotions stopping you from driving safely?

Are your emotions stopping you from driving safely?

Emotions are part of our daily life, from joy to despair and exhilaration to stress. These emotions can affect every aspect of our lives, especially the most complicated tasks we do - like driving. Here Katy Latta, who is currently working alongside Aviva, looks at the impact our emotions can have on the road.

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Apr
05

Would automatic bans for drivers using mobiles finally prevent people from putting lives at risk on the roads?

Would automatic bans for drivers using mobiles finally prevent people from putting lives at risk on the roads?

The temptation is always there when driving, to glance away for a few seconds to check your phone that just vibrated or to answer a call you may think is extremely important. However, despite being a crime many still do it. Here Ben Marsden, an assistant solicitor with experience in dealing with road traffic collisions, writes about how stringent measures may cut down the number of collisions caused by drivers distracted by their phones. 

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Mar
23

Six things to think about before driving abroad

Six things to think about before driving abroad

It's at this time of year where the people of Britain are treated to a few bank holidays and long weekends. If you decide that this may be the perfect opportunity to explore the continent then you really need to know the driving laws abroad. Here Matt Oliver from Gocompare.com talks through all of the important points you need to know if you're driving through Europe. 

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