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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.
Feb
02

Drink-driving: Still a festive issue

Drink-driving: Still a festive issue

Last month Police Scotland released the figures for those caught drink-driving over the 2015 festive period. Whilst the those caught drink-driving year round are falling, Christmas once again saw a spike in people who were willing to risk their the lives of others as well as themselves. Brake's Greg Marah questions it the UK's stance on drink-driving is hard enough and whether enough is being done to highlight the issues drink-driving still causes.

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Jul
28

PCCs and roads policing: demands and challenges

PCCs and roads policing: demands and challenges

Against a background of wide-ranging police cuts, recent years have seen traffic policing levels suffer more than other areas of policing. With the local policing agenda now largely set by elected Police and Crime Commissioners, Dr Helen Wells from Keele University examines what's driving their decision making.

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Jul
21

Time please, to lower the drink drive limit

Time please, to lower the drink drive limit

Brake has long campaigned for a zero-tolerance drink drive limit, in line with the evidence that even one drink makes you more likely to be involved in a crash. Following Scotland lowering its drink drive limit to 50mg at the end of last year, the topic has become a hot one for discussion. Chief Inspector Victoria Martin, representing the Police Federation of England and Wales, gives her take on why it's time for the rest of the UK to follow suit.

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May
26

The other side of road crime

The other side of road crime

In its campaigning work, Brake often highlights personal stories kindly provided by volunteers bereaved or injured in road crashes. However, it is less often that we hear from people guilty of causing those deaths and injuries. This post is an anonymous testimony from a driver convicted of causing the death of a cyclist by careless driving. Details have been removed to protect the identity of the victim and the driver.

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