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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.

Get set for connected car data take off

Get set for connected car data take off

Data has changed the way the world thinks and works, from analysing a customer's shopping habits through their loyalty cards to specifically tracking a top flight footballer's every move. But what could it mean for road safety? Jonathan Hewett from Octo Telematics gives his insight on how 'big data' can not only improve driver behaviour, but lower insurance premiums for safer drivers.

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A passion for road safety

A passion for road safety

Losing someone close to you in a road crash you can have a profound affect throughout your life. Here Milly Fyfe (nee Wastie) tells us how her experience of losing a close friend in her late teens inspired her to become a road safety advocate and campaign for the introduction of the graduated driving licence to save young driver's lives.

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What’s driving sustainable transport?

What’s driving sustainable transport?

November will see Road Safety Week, the UK's flagship road safety event, go in a new direction. The focus this year is on sustainability, with the theme being 'drive less, live more'. With that in mind; Elli Thomas from Centre for Cities blogs on the role planning and understanding economic development can play in creating more sustainable transport.

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Is the UK driving test good enough?

Is the UK driving test good enough?

Statistics don't lie, young drivers are some of the most vunerable on Britain's roads with drivers aged 17-19 being involved in 12% of serious or fatal crashes. Brake campaigns assistant Greg Marah looks at how younger drivers can be protected and what more could be done. 

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Avoiding bad habits: Advice to new drivers

Avoiding bad habits: Advice to new drivers

With nearly one in four (23%) drivers aged 18-24 involved in crashes in their first two years of driving, it is clear that younger drivers need to ensure they can be as safe as they can be on our roads. As this age group are the most vulnerable on the roads, Matt Oliver from gocompare.com gives his advice to young drivers on what risks to avoid.

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