Bereavement can affect people very differently and like all issues, we need to have a better understanding and more conversation about the topic. In the latest Brake blog, Jack Kushner, who runs the Sudden initiative at Brake, writes about the importance of discussion about sudden bereavement and how the Sudden initiative is helping to inform and engage people.
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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.
During UK Road Safety Week, long-term Brake supporter Jeremy Williamson delivered interactive road safety talks to secondary schools. Here, he reflects on his own experiences and why, for him, road safety is an important topic all year round
Whilst the work of Brake has seen many strides forward in road safety, there are still unnecessary deaths and injuries happening on our roads every day. In the latest Brake blog; Julie Townsend looks at how much can be done by everyone involved in road safety - from politicians to educators - to try and make the vision of zero road casualties a reality.
Unexpectedly losing a loved one is one of the hardest things that human beings have to go through in their lives. Here at Brake we have a dedicated helpline team who provide support and guidance to those who have lost loved ones or those who need advice in dealing with a sensitive situation. Anna Kilshaw has collaborated with Carol Forshaw, Brake's longest serving helpline officer, to show you what kind of work they do.