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.
Nov
23

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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Nov
17

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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Nov
03

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.

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Oct
27

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.

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Oct
20

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.

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