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.
Oct
24

Freight may not get a vote but people want it transferred to rail on safety grounds

 

Drivers want to see more freight transported by rail to improve safety, reduce congestion and lessen road damage, says Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail Manager for the Campaign for Better Transport.

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Sep
05

Safer roads with automated vehicles?

automated vehicles 

Increasing automation of cars and trucks could affect road safety and there are security vulnerabilities that need to be addressed, says Tom Voege, policy analyst at the International Transport Forum.

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Jun
15

Campaigning for justice – an MP’s story

 

Judith Cummins MP was awarded Brake’s Parliamentarian of the Year award for 2017.

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Jun
23

Driverless cars: A united approach has to be the way forward.

Driverless cars: A united approach has to be the way forward.

Many people believe that the ultimate road safety feature that we will see is that of automation. The United Kingdom has already started trialing this new technology and in this latest entry into the Brake blog, Professor Nick Reed looks at how automation is currently being developed and the potential pitfalls it may face. 

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Aug
11

How To Improve Your Braking Distance

How To Improve Your Braking Distance

A quick reaction time makes a big difference. Aside from being an alert driver, a vehicle that is able to brake effectively can come to a complete stop in a shorter distance, helping to reduce incidents and ensure a higher level of safety. Here, mechanic Giles Kirkland explores how you can improve and maintain your vehicle's braking capabilities

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