As 100,000 kids take to the streets on the day of Brake's Giant Walk, Brake's campaigns officer Ed Morrow examines why it's so important to get more children walking and cycling to school - and why we are currently failing to do so.
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This year, as usual, November will play host to Road Safety Week, the UK's flagship road safety event. Not quite as usual, Road Safety Week will have a big focus on sustainability, with the theme 'drive less, live more'. Brake deputy chief executive Julie Townsend looks forward to the event and explains why Road Safety Week is going green.
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.
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.