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.
Aug
25

What are Euro NCAP ratings? New car safety explained

What are Euro NCAP ratings? New car safety explained

When looking to lease or buy a new car, chances are you will have heard the phrase ‘Euro NCAP Rating’ in regard to how safe the vehicle is. But what is it? And how can it help ensure you and your loved ones are protected? In the latest Brake blog; Mike Best from ContractHireAndLeasing.com discusses the ins and out of the safety rating and the rigorous tests the cars go through to attain it.

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May
24

Why businesses have a responsibility to protect vulnerable road users

Why businesses have a responsibility to protect vulnerable road users

The 2016 Fleet Safety Conference will take place Thursday 26 May 2016. One of the speakers will be Jacqueline O’Donovan, who was an award winner at the Fleet Safety Awards in 2015. Here she uses her expertise as a Managing Director of a Fleet company to talk about the responsibilities that Fleet companies have to protect all road users, especially the most vulnerable. 

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Nov
23

A blog from Brasilia

A blog from Brasilia

Mary Williams OBE, the founder and chief executive of Brake marks the start of Road Safety Week, and offers this unique, international perspective on the relationship between sustainability and road safety.

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Oct
13

Statistics Soar for HGV Crashes: Safety Strategies under the Spotlight

Statistics Soar for HGV Crashes: Safety Strategies under the Spotlight

With changes to speed limits and regulations for HGVsdespite statistics revealing that HGVs are involved in one in five fatal crashes on A-roads, safety within the fleet environment is more paramount than ever. In the latest Brake blog, Megan Stealey from How's My Driving? looks at what strategies and technologies fleet companies could use to improve road safety.

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Aug
13

Automated vehicles: silver bullet or fools’ gold?

Automated vehicles: silver bullet or fools’ gold?

Following our look at choosing safe vehicles earlier this week, today we look at what might be considered the ultimate safety feature: automation. Since the government's launch of three driverless vehicle trials in February, there's been much speculation about their benefits. Professor Nick Reed from the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) examines where we are now and what needs to be overcome before they become a reality.

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