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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.
Sep
22

New UK Driving Tests Will Make Road Safer

New UK Driving Tests Will Make Road Safer

It's often said that the current UK driving test doesn't really prepare learner drivers for the roads, rather it only prepares them to pass the test. However, things are about to change. Here; Andrew King, the Chief Executive of Sell Your Jamjar - the UK’s first online car buying service - describes how the changes to the UK driving test which are coming in will make Britain's roads safer.

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Nov
03

Mum was right all along

Mum was right all along

It probably isn't until you're much older, wiser and know the dangers of driving that you appreciate what parents and loved ones of newly qualified drivers go through. Here, Brake's Mike Bristow gives his personal account of being at both ends of that spectrum.

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Sep
08

A passion for road safety

A passion for road safety

Losing someone close to you in a road crash you can have a profound affect throughout your life. Here Milly Fyfe (nee Wastie) tells us how her experience of losing a close friend in her late teens inspired her to become a road safety advocate and campaign for the introduction of the graduated driving licence to save young driver's lives.

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Aug
25

Is the UK driving test good enough?

Is the UK driving test good enough?

Statistics don't lie, young drivers are some of the most vunerable on Britain's roads with drivers aged 17-19 being involved in 12% of serious or fatal crashes. Brake campaigns assistant Greg Marah looks at how younger drivers can be protected and what more could be done. 

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Jun
17

Young driver crashes: the case for graduated driver licensing

Young driver crashes: the case for graduated driver licensing

Young drivers have long been recognised as a particularly high risk group on the roads, and devastating crashes involving teenagers are never far from the headlines. Dr Sarah Jones from Public Health Wales, an expert in this field, makes the case for graduated driver licensing as the solution to this intractable road safety problem.

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