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.
Mary Williams OBE, Brake's Chief Executive, founded Brake in 1995 and was awarded an OBE in the 2000 New Year's Honours list for services to road safety. Mary continues to grow Brake's services in the UK and New Zealand, as well as creating a global strategy to promote road safety around the world.

So their deaths are not in vain

The government has today described a four per cent increase in road deaths in 2016 as 'natural variation'. This unfortunate and passive phrase wrongly suggests an acceptance of the stagnation in road deaths and underlines the urgent need for better collision data and investigation, says Mary Williams OBE, founder and chief executive of Brake.

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More resourcing and a louder voice

More resourcing and a louder voice

We need greater resources and a united effort if we are to save lives and end the carnage on our roads, says Mary Williams OBE, founder and chief executive of Brake.

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The importance of planning our cities in the future

The importance of planning our cities in the future

How countries around the world plan and build their cities and infrastructure is even more vital than ever these days, not only for the safety of all citizens on the roads, but to improve air quality and provide sustainable modes of transport. Brake's Chief Executive Mary Williams writes about the changes needed in current attitudes to provide sustainable and prosperous cities around the world.

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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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