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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.

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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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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Benefits of Fleet Driver Training and Management Systems

Benefits of Fleet Driver Training and Management Systems

Road safety is much more than the attitude of an individual driver or the infrastructure that is provided. When it comes to fleets it is also the responsibility of the firm to not only protect it's own staff who drive on the road but it is their responsibility to protect all road users. In the latest Brake Blog - Lewis Baker from Cheap Fleet looks at the benefits of using a fleet management system to protect it's staff and all road users.

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Why banning all mobile phone use by drivers would be a good idea

Why banning all mobile phone use by drivers would be a good idea

Mobile phone use when driving is still a widespread problem on our roads. However, as modern technology within cars has developed, so has other ways of communicating when driving. Hands-free is now widely available in modern cars and is legal, meaning that hand-held mobile phone use is less of an issue. Yet how safe is hands-free and how much of a distraction is it? Here Dr Graham Hole and Dr Gemma Briggs from the University of Sussex, blog on what they found from their research into hands-free phones. 

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Will the £50m pothole fund mean safer roads for cyclists?

Will the £50m pothole fund mean safer roads for cyclists?

It's easy to forget that roads are not just for cars, they are for everyone - in fact modern roads were first built for bicycles. With that in mind, Dean Ronnie takes a look at the fund which has been set aside by the government to solve the issue of potholes, a potentially deadly problem which plagues our roads, not just for cars, but especially for those who favour pedal power. 

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