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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.

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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Drive less, live more...

Drive less, live more...

Road Safety Week is in full swing and more and more people are learning the benefits of this year's theme 'drive less, live more'. With that in mind, Kent Austin from 2WheelsLondon blogs on three aspects of leaving your car at home and how it can be beneficial for you and others.

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A blog from Brasilia

A blog from Brasilia

Mary Williams OBE, the founder and chief executive of Brake marks the start of Road Safety Week, and offers this unique, international perspective on the relationship between sustainability and road safety.

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Cycling: an under resourced solution supplier

Cycling: an under resourced solution supplier

The theme for Road Safety Week this year is 'drive less, live more'. With that in mind, Brake's former senior community engagement officer Philip Goose looks at the cycling infrastructure that is currently in place and how Britain could and probably should follow the lead of the Netherlands in creating road use for all. Road Safety Week 2015 takes place November 23-29.

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