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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.

My fight for justice continues

My fight for justice continues

In July of 2016, Brake launched the Roads to Justice campaign. This brought together many friends and families who have lost loved ones to a criminal driver but felt that they never got the justice that was deserved. One woman who blogged about her experience was Vivienne Craske. In the latest Brake blog she provides an insight into continually striving to get justice for the loss of her brother. 

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We need tougher laws for criminal drivers who kill.

We need tougher laws for criminal drivers who kill.

On Sunday 4 December, it was announced that the government has launched a consultation on proposals to increase penalties for drivers who kill while driving dangerously, carelessly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The new proposals mean criminal drivers could face the same sentences as those charged with manslaughter. In the latest Brake blog, Ceinwen Briddon writes about how her family felt let down by the legal system after her daughter’s killer, who was well over the drink-drive limit when he crashed into and killed Miriam Briddon, was only sentenced to five years in jail.

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No phone call is more important than someone’s life

No phone call is more important than someone’s life

For Road Safety Week 2016, we are asking everyone to make and share Brake's Pledge, and show their commitment to saving lives and keeping our roads safe. For the latest Brake blog, Elaine Corner - a road safety educator after a 25 year army career - writes about her own experiences after being in a road crash.

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Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Cycling for road safety in support of Brake

Dr Will Murray, a trustee of Brake, the road safety charity, cycled from London to Paris to raise money to support the work Brake do in saving lives and supporting bereaved and injured families. Here he describes his journey and looks at how cycling can benefit not only our health, but the economy. 

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We never got any justice for my brother

We never got any justice for my brother

Monday 11 July saw the launch of Brake’s Roads To Justice campaign outside the Houses of Parliament which brought together many families who have lost a loved one to a criminal driver but never got the justice they deserved. In this blog; Vivienne Craske writes about the lack of justice for her brother Stephen, who was killed in a head on collision six years ago.

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