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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.

Justice for victims of criminal driving

Justice for victims of criminal driving

On January 12th the Leeds North West MP Greg Mulholland presented the Criminal Driving (Justice for Victims) Bill in the House of Commons using the ten minute rule. Backed by 31 fellow MP’s this Bill will aim to increase sentences for those convicted of criminal driving offences that lead to serious injury or death. Here Greg Mulholland explains why he has been working on this bill.

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Not drink-driving is for life, not just for Christmas

Not drink-driving is for life, not just for Christmas

When you're talking about drink-driving, you often hear about the stories and see the statistics, yet you never really see and hear about the aftermath of someone who is killed or severely injured by drink-drivers. One man who has is Neil, a serving police officer with 25 years' experience. Here, he shares his experiences of dealing with drink-drive casualties and criticises the latest drink-drive campaign released by Think!

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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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Engaging children in the importance of road safety

Engaging children in the importance of road safety

Just a fortnight ago it was Road Safety Week. Despite it being run by Brake, we realise that for the event to be a huge success it requires everyone around the country to take notice and work towards a safer environment for all on our roads. Volunteers and educators play a huge part in spreading the word of road safety and here PACEY local facilitator Sue Smith tells us of the work she does with children under the age of five. 

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The faces behind the numbers: survivors of traffic collisions

The faces behind the numbers: survivors of traffic collisions

When you hear about the number of road deaths and serious injuries every year, it's easy to just think of them as a statistic. However, the truth is that there is a trail of devastation caused by every crash. Laura Owens is communications manager at Headway East London – a charity supporting people affected by brain injury. Here she tells us of the people they work with whose lives have been seriously affected by car crashes.

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