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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.
Mar
23

Six things to think about before driving abroad

Six things to think about before driving abroad

It's at this time of year where the people of Britain are treated to a few bank holidays and long weekends. If you decide that this may be the perfect opportunity to explore the continent then you really need to know the driving laws abroad. Here Matt Oliver from Gocompare.com talks through all of the important points you need to know if you're driving through Europe. 

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Jul
09

The 20mph default urban speed limit: an unlikely advocate

The 20mph default urban speed limit: an unlikely advocate

The day after reports surfaced that City of York Council is considering rolling back its wide area 20mph limits, Brake campaigns officer Ed Morrow analyses the reasoning and suggests it actually provides justification for more 20mph limits, not less.

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Jun
30

Using the wisdom of crowds to bring down speeds

Using the wisdom of crowds to bring down speeds

When campaigning for 20mph speed limits, we often hear responses along the lines of 'I think it's a great idea in theory, but I don't think people will comply with it unless it's enforced'. But there are ways of using the carrot rather than just the stick to get people to GO 20, as Nicola Wass from So-mo explains.

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May
14

Will road safety be a priority for the new government?

Will road safety be a priority for the new government?

In the aftermath of the General Election, Brake's campaigns manager Gary Rae takes a look at the prospects for meaningful road safety policy change in the new parliament.

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