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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.

So their deaths are not in vain

The government has today described a four per cent increase in road deaths in 2016 as 'natural variation'. This unfortunate and passive phrase wrongly suggests an acceptance of the stagnation in road deaths and underlines the urgent need for better collision data and investigation, says Mary Williams OBE, founder and chief executive of Brake.

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More resourcing and a louder voice

More resourcing and a louder voice

We need greater resources and a united effort if we are to save lives and end the carnage on our roads, says Mary Williams OBE, founder and chief executive of Brake.

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How Sudden is helping people understand about bereavement

How Sudden is helping people understand about bereavement

Bereavement can affect people very differently and like all issues, we need to have a better understanding and more conversation about the topic. In the latest Brake blog, Jack Kushner, who runs the Sudden initiative at Brake, writes about the importance of discussion about sudden bereavement and how the Sudden initiative is helping to inform and engage people.

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New national road casualty figures hide the potholes in cyclist safety

New national road casualty figures hide the potholes in cyclist safety

It's virtually a daily occurrence in the UK that there is a road collision involving a cyclists and a motor vehicle. In the latest Brake blog, Hugh Potter, partner and personal injury specialist at Potter Rees Dolan, explains why cyclist safety is a ticking time bomb that needs to be disarmed.

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Why I'm taking the Brake Pledge for Road Safety Week

Why I'm taking the Brake Pledge for Road Safety Week

November will again play host to Road Safety Week, the UK's flagship road safety event.This Road Safety Week will have focus on the six aspects of the Brake Pledge. Brake's Communications and campaigns advisor Alice Bailey looks forward to the event and explains why Road Safety Week is focusing on that pledge.

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