Roads to Justice

Campaigning for better justice and support services for people bereaved and seriously injured by road crashes.

CAMPAIGN UPDATE: On 15 October 2017, the government announced long-awaited plans to increase maximum sentences for drivers who cause death by speeding, racing or using a mobile phone - a major victory for victims' families and campaigners including Brake. Read our response here.


Deaths and serious injuries on our roads cause terrible suffering every day. Families often suffer three times over: a loved one dies or endures appalling injuries; the offender gets away with a pitiful penalty; and shattered victims fail to get the help and support they need.

Drivers who kill or maim all too often receive lenient sentences. We need the government to redefine criminal driving: drivers who pose a serious threat must face serious charges and serious penalties. We also need solid investment in road-traffic policing, to crack down on dangerous drivers and enforce the law. 

Support for road-crash victims is a grossly under-funded area. When someone dies in a crash, their mum, dad, wife, husband, partner, brother, sister, daughter or son are often left to struggle through their loss alone. We need the government to invest in specialist support, offering prompt and comprehensive help to families when the worst has happened.

Families are betrayed time and again by our justice system. That is why Brake is calling for tougher charges and penalties that reflect the suffering caused; investment in road-traffic policing; and for government-funded support for road crash victims whose loved ones have been violently killed or have suffered life-changing injuries. 

Can you help us campaign for real justice for road crimes and help road-crash victims get the support they need?

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