Charities that promote road safety

You may wish to help promote road safety issues. There are several organisations that do this. Some also offer advice and support to road crash victims and have support helplines.

Brake, the road safety charity
Promotes road safety through community education programmes, resources and national and local campaigning by staff and a network of volunteers. Coordinates national Road Safety Week. Its support division provides services for people affected by road crashes, including free support literature for adults and children (including this guide), a helpline, website information, and contact with people who have suffered a similar experience.

Helpline: 0808 8000 401


To join, volunteer and for all road safety queries: 01484 559909 or email

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Brake, PO Box 548, Huddersfield, HD1 2XZ


RoadPeace, the road victim charity

Established in 1992, RoadPeace campaigns for justice for victims and road danger reduction, including through local groups and the Safer Streets Coalition. RoadPeace’s national helpline for crash victims offers information and support based on expertise, empathy and understanding, supported by free literature written from the perspective of road victims and the experience of thousands of cases.

Helpline: 0845 4500 355 (open 5 days a week, 9am-5pm)     


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RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)

RoSPA’s road safety department raises awareness about the causes of road crashes and promotes measures to help prevent them. This charity does not provide support services for road crash victims.

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RoSPA House, 28 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 1RP


SCARD (Support and Care After Road Death & Injury)

Working in partnership with CADD (Campaign Against Drinking and Driving)

Two charities working together providing emotional and practical support to anyone bereaved, injured or affected by a road death or injury. Offers road safety education workshops for schools and organisations.

They offer a helpline staffed by experienced volunteers 365 days a year. They will also help you access counselling and legal advice.

Helpline: 0845 123 5542 (open 7 days a week, 9am-9pm)

Office: 01484 723649

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SCARD, Floor 1, 16 Market Street, Brighouse, HD6 1AP

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