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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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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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Aug
18

Avoiding bad habits: Advice to new drivers

Avoiding bad habits: Advice to new drivers

With nearly one in four (23%) drivers aged 18-24 involved in crashes in their first two years of driving, it is clear that younger drivers need to ensure they can be as safe as they can be on our roads. As this age group are the most vulnerable on the roads, Matt Oliver from gocompare.com gives his advice to young drivers on what risks to avoid.

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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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