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.

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.

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
3476 Hits
0 Comments

Mum was right all along

Mum was right all along

It probably isn't until you're much older, wiser and know the dangers of driving that you appreciate what parents and loved ones of newly qualified drivers go through. Here, Brake's Mike Bristow gives his personal account of being at both ends of that spectrum.

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
1964 Hits
0 Comments

Diesel, lies, and VWgate

Diesel, lies, and VWgate

For Brake's director of communications and campaigns, Gary Rae, this highly personal blog resembles something akin to a confessional. He's one of 1.2 million people in the UK, affected by the growing VW emissions scandal.

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
31536 Hits
2 Comments

Speeding should never be socially acceptable

Speeding should never be socially acceptable

2014 saw a 4% rise in the number of deaths on UK roads. Yet despite those figures - speeding on all roads seems to be the norm for many drivers. Here, Brake's Greg Marah looks at the perception of speeding amongst the media and general public, particularly from those who are caught lamenting what is perceived to be a 'tax' on motorists.

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
3962 Hits
3 Comments

Statistics Soar for HGV Crashes: Safety Strategies under the Spotlight

Statistics Soar for HGV Crashes: Safety Strategies under the Spotlight

With changes to speed limits and regulations for HGVs, despite statistics revealing that HGVs are involved in one in five fatal crashes on A-roads, safety within the fleet environment is more paramount than ever. In the latest Brake blog, Megan Stealey from How's My Driving? looks at what strategies and technologies fleet companies could use to improve road safety.

Continue reading
Rate this blog entry:
4228 Hits
1 Comment