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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.

Grief on the road: losing Lidia, two years on

Grief on the road: losing Lidia, two years on

Two years ago, Brake volunteer Iris Yee's partner Lidia Zoetemelk was killed by an HGV while riding their scooter. To mark the anniversary of her death, Iris shares a little of her experience of being bereaved by a road crash. She also writes about her experience at www.griefontheroad.wordpress.com. 

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The other side of road crime

The other side of road crime

In its campaigning work, Brake often highlights personal stories kindly provided by volunteers bereaved or injured in road crashes. However, it is less often that we hear from people guilty of causing those deaths and injuries. This post is an anonymous testimony from a driver convicted of causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving. Details have been removed to protect the identity of the victim and the driver.

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Walking for a better future

Walking for a better future

To mark National Walking Month, Tanya Braun from Living Streets talks about the value of empowering people to walk more. Living Streets is one of Brake's partners in the GO 20 coalition campaign for safe, active, happy communities.

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Will road safety be a priority for the new government?

Will road safety be a priority for the new government?

In the aftermath of the General Election, Brake's campaigns manager Gary Rae takes a look at the prospects for meaningful road safety policy change in the new parliament.

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