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South Norfolk MP wins national road safety award for campaign for community right to reduce speed 08 Sep 14
Charity urges government to make driver eyesight tests compulsory 21 Aug 14
Local MP wins national road safety award for work to tackle casualties 07 Aug 14
Public urged to speak out to stop the UK’s million drug drivers 05 Aug 14
Brake launches website to support life-saving Road Safety Weeks around the world 30 Jul 14
Drink drive message still not getting through as one in 15 fail breath-tests 25 Jul 14
Brake calls on schools, communities and organisations to run great events as part of Brake's Road Safety Week 25 Jul 14
Brake condemns government decision to increase speed limit for lorries on single carriageways 24 Jul 14
Drivers urged: don't treat country roads like racetracks this summer, as one in three admit driving too fast 24 Jul 14
Brake joins call for cross-border enforcement to save lives on UK roads 18 Jul 14
Students from Conisborough College win national road safety competition 16 Jul 14
Brake supports proposed penalty point increase for risky mobile phone use 16 Jul 14
Government funding renewed as demand for Brake’s support services for devastated road crash victims rises 15 Jul 14
#dontcrosstheline: Brake teams up with top ad agency to spread World Cup don’t drink and drive message 15 Jul 14
Local MP wins national award for campaign to improve cycle safety 10 Jul 14
Make streets safer for cycling to build on Tour de France fever, says charity 03 Jul 14
Vision zero: Brake welcomes road deaths fall but urges action to protect most vulnerable 26 Jun 14
Drivers clueless about dangers of over-the-counter drugs as hayfever season starts 25 Jun 14
High profile local MP proves she's got the energy to win national road safety award 17 Jun 14
Brake welcomes increase in fines for motorway speeding and phone use at the wheel 11 Jun 14
Kids want to get active: thousands march for safer streets 11 Jun 14
Brake honours safety conscious companies at annual Fleet Safety Awards 06 Jun 14
Zak the Zebra gallops into Romford to support schools’ campaign for 20mph limits 06 Jun 14
Brake urges public to stamp out drink driving as police launch summer crackdown 02 Jun 14
Brake welcomes clarified guidance for driving examiners on speed in urban areas 29 May 14
Government figures show ongoing lack of justice following devastating road deaths and injuries 27 May 14
Risky tailgating and speeding rife on UK motorways 22 May 14
Local MP wins national award for campaign for tougher sentences for banned drivers who kill 14 May 14
Brake calls for zero-tolerance on at-work drink- and drug-drivers 14 May 14
Zak the Zebra gallops into Yaxham to support 20mph limits to keep kids safe 09 May 14
Brake welcomes tougher penalties for unlicensed drivers who kill and injure 06 May 14
Brake welcomes revised HSE guidance on work-related road safety 25 Apr 14
Risky hands-free calls at the wheel on the rise, as confusion about dangers persists 22 Apr 14
Charity calls on nurseries: run a Beep Beep! Day this Spring to save little lives 11 Apr 14
Eight in 10 back 20mph limits as charity takes campaign to parliament 02 Apr 14
Time to change: Brake renews call to make the most of daylight hours and help save lives 28 Mar 14
Brake calls on schools, communities and organisations to register now for Road Safety Week – and get free resources 28 Mar 14
Essential guide to road safety for small businesses can help cut costs and save lives 27 Mar 14
High profile local MP wins national award for campaign for 20mph speed limits 26 Mar 14
This isn’t justice: four in five support tougher penalties for killer drivers 21 Mar 14
Local MP wins national award for campaign for tougher penalties for dangerous drivers 06 Mar 14
Brake concerned about suggestion of raising licence renewal age 03 Mar 14
Drivers urged to take time out to enjoy their lunch, as more than six in ten admit eating at the wheel 20 Feb 14
Brake releases new version of acclaimed support pack for bereaved road crash victims 19 Feb 14
Zak the Zebra visits St. Peter’s Primary School to support campaign for safe crossings 14 Feb 14
Clwyd South MP wins national road safety award for tougher sentences for drivers who kill 10 Feb 14
Young people encouraged to enter road safety ad competition to stop a young person dying every day on roads 07 Feb 14
Brake speaks out in support of motorway speed camera roll-out 03 Feb 14
Primary schools urged to march for safer roads for walking to halt four children a day being seriously hurt on foot 28 Jan 14
Brake welcomes fall in Xmas drink driving but renews call for zero tolerance 24 Jan 14
Brake criticises first motorway pub as a dangerous temptation 21 Jan 14
Awards for outstanding contributions to road safety announced at Brake annual reception 15 Jan 14
Male drivers urged to wake up to dangers of tired driving; survey finds half have nodded off at wheel 09 Jan 14
Trafford MP wins national road safety award for safer streets campaign 03 Jan 14