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Who's putting your life on the line? For a quarter of drivers, it's family 28 Aug 15
Thought-provoking ‘Sharpen up’ interactive resource launched to highlight importance of eye tests for drivers 24 Aug 15
Charity urges car buyers to put safety first, as survey finds brand more important to young drivers 11 Aug 15
Britain still struggling to break the drink drive habit 06 Aug 15
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP wins national road safety award 05 Aug 15
Stirling MSP wins award for efforts to improve community road safety 21 Jul 15
Government challenged to work towards zero road deaths, as charity sets out priorities to stem rising casualties 14 Jul 15
North Dorset MP wins national road safety award as Brake backs move to ban pavement parking 09 Jul 15
Brake urges strong leadership as people on foot and bike pay the price for road safety inaction 25 Jun 15
Brake urges decisive action as Scottish road deaths rise 17 Jun 15
Brake welcomes target to halve road casualties as 23,000 kids across London walk for road safety 10 Jun 15
I would walk 60,000 miles: 100,000 kids across the UK walk for road safety 10 Jun 15
Swansea East AM wins national road safety award as charity calls on Welsh Government to lead the way on 20mph limits 09 Jun 15
Brake urges drivers: save lives by pledging ‘not a drop not a drag’, as police launch drink and drug drive crackdown 01 Jun 15
Charity calls on employers: take advantage of technology to protect pedestrians and cyclists 28 May 15
Risky overtaking forces one in seven drivers to take evasive action 26 May 15
Brake welcomes tougher sentencing for drivers who kill 22 May 15
Brake backs Police Federation plea for lower drink drive limit and calls for greater priority for life-saving roads policing 19 May 15
The power of the written word: Brake launches revamped blog 15 May 15
Road safety charity urges schools to join 190,000 little feet taking part Brake’s Giant Walk 11 May 15
Brake asks politicians and drivers to #SaveKidsLives as Global Road Safety Week begins 01 May 15
Brake welcomes landmark ruling by Supreme Court ordering government to take immediate action to reduce air pollution 30 Apr 15
Make traffic policing and casualty reduction a priority, says charity, as half of drivers admit flouting traffic laws 28 Apr 15
Brake hails better justice for victims of disqualified drivers as tougher sentences come into effect 13 Apr 15
Brake calls on schools, communities and organisations to register now for Road Safety Week – and get free resources 10 Apr 15
Charity raises alarm bells as higher lorry speed limits come into effect 06 Apr 15
Britain still in the dark as charity renews call to make the most of daylight and make roads safer 27 Mar 15
Leeds MP wins national road safety award for campaign for justice for victims of criminal driving 27 Mar 15
Brake urges early years educators to register to take part in a fun Beep Beep! Day and to campaign for drivers to help save little lives 25 Mar 15
9,000 preventable injuries in last two years as government stalls on tackling young driver crashes 25 Mar 15
Better justice for road crime victims: Brake supports launch of MP’s manifesto for change 20 Mar 15
Beep Beep! campaign urges drivers to slow down to save little lives, as three in five parents report speeding around their child’s school 18 Mar 15
Highland MSP wins national road safety award for campaign to save young lives 10 Mar 15
Charity criticises government’s lack of ambition in cutting road casualties as MPs publish Future of Motoring report 06 Mar 15
Drug drivers beware: zero-tolerance law in force today welcomed by campaigners 02 Mar 15
Charity is touched by family of Mitzi Steady for launching appeal, days after her tragic death 19 Feb 15
Brake helpline for road crash victims awarded prestigious Helplines Standard 12 Feb 15
Driverless vehicle trials could be a step towards ending road deaths, says charity 11 Feb 15
Safety concerns are barrier to delivering walking and cycling benefits, says charity 10 Feb 15
Brake urges investment in life saving traffic police in response to falling numbers and rising casualties 09 Feb 15
Increase in road casualties should be wake up call for politicians, says charity 05 Feb 15
Charity urges road death prosecutors to take on recommendations as inspectors find victims are being failed 04 Feb 15
Awards for outstanding contributions to road safety announced at Brake’s 20th anniversary reception 28 Jan 15
Zak the Zebra backs Aylesbury school road safety plea 26 Jan 15
Myth-busting ‘sober up’ e-learning resource launched to raise awareness on dangers of drink and drug-driving 22 Jan 15
Check and prep your vehicle to save lives this winter, says charity 22 Jan 15
Brake echoes police calls, warning young people of dangers of drink and drug driving 21 Jan 15
Charity welcomes reduction in Scotland’s drink driving rates 12 Jan 15
Brake welcomes 20mph limits across Edinburgh 08 Jan 15
Turn around when possible: one in seven risking lives to correct sat-nav mistakes 07 Jan 15
Public demand government action as England and Wales risk falling behind in fight against drink driving 19 Dec 14
Local MP wins national road safety award for speed limit campaigns 15 Dec 14
New lower drink-drive limit in Scotland, welcomed by charity as a useful stepping stone to zero tolerance limit 04 Dec 14
Science fact, not fiction: Brake, the road safety charity, welcomes ‘driverless’ vehicles trial as an important step for road safety 04 Dec 14
Charity warns of danger posed by increase in lorry speed limit 02 Dec 14
Charity appeals to drivers: not a drop, not a drag this festive season, as police crackdown starts and new law comes into force in Scotland 01 Dec 14
Brake launches ‘look out for each other’ campaign as extent of selfish driving across UK is revealed 17 Nov 14
50 years, 25,000+ dead, since first anti-drink drive ad 07 Nov 14
Go bright and go 20, says charity, to prevent road casualties as evenings get darker 24 Oct 14
Road safety charity urges little feet to join Brake’s Giant Walk in 2015 21 Oct 14
Zak the Zebra canters into Whittle-le-Woods to support school campaign for 20mph limits 15 Oct 14
Employers urged: take action to help tackle pedestrian and cyclist casualties 15 Oct 14
Practitioners urged to refer injured road crash victims to Brake support guide as new edition released 09 Oct 14
Brake welcomes government THINK! campaign highlighting dangers of country roads 09 Oct 14
Bolton MP wins national road safety award for campaign to raise awareness of sleep apnoea 08 Oct 14
Charity calls for safer streets for families, as survey reveals walking and cycling worries 26 Sep 14
Charity urges government action as figures confirm stalled progress in road casualty reduction 25 Sep 14
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
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