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.
Apr
26

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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Dec
01

The faces behind the numbers: survivors of traffic collisions

The faces behind the numbers: survivors of traffic collisions

When you hear about the number of road deaths and serious injuries every year, it's easy to just think of them as a statistic. However, the truth is that there is a trail of devastation caused by every crash. Laura Owens is communications manager at Headway East London – a charity supporting people affected by brain injury. Here she tells us of the people they work with whose lives have been seriously affected by car crashes.

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Oct
01

The real power of 20mph limits

The real power of 20mph limits

At the end of September, Brake released a new Go20 research report, which called on the Government to cut the red tape surrounding 20 mph limits so that lcoal councils could impliment their areas in going 20. Here the author of that report, Dr Tom Fisher, blogs about how social change is important to creating a safer environment for all road users.

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Jun
10

Active travel and traffic danger: the school run catch 22

Active travel and traffic danger: the school run catch 22

As 100,000 kids take to the streets on the day of Brake's Giant Walk, Brake's campaigns officer Ed Morrow examines why it's so important to get more children walking and cycling to school - and why we are currently failing to do so.

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Jun
02

Why Road Safety Week is going green

Why Road Safety Week is going green

This year, as usual, November will play host to Road Safety Week, the UK's flagship road safety event. Not quite as usual, Road Safety Week will have a big focus on sustainability, with the theme 'drive less, live more'. Brake deputy chief executive Julie Townsend looks forward to the event and explains why Road Safety Week is going green.

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