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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.
Jun
25

Asleep at the wheel

Asleep at the wheel

Just two months ago, Mike Egan, a Brake volunteer from Merseyside, was involved in a road crash with another driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. He was seriously injured, and still very much suffers from the effects of the crash. Mike tells his story here.

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Jun
17

Young driver crashes: the case for graduated driver licensing

Young driver crashes: the case for graduated driver licensing

Young drivers have long been recognised as a particularly high risk group on the roads, and devastating crashes involving teenagers are never far from the headlines. Dr Sarah Jones from Public Health Wales, an expert in this field, makes the case for graduated driver licensing as the solution to this intractable road safety problem.

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Jun
10

Active travel and traffic danger: the school run catch 22

Active travel and traffic danger: the school run catch 22

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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Jun
02

Why Road Safety Week is going green

Why Road Safety Week is going green

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.

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May
29

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.

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