12 January 21
Brake has teamed up with breakdown provider Green Flag to urge all drivers to remember to slow down.
As we celebrate Brake’s 25th birthday year, we are also celebrating our tremendous volunteers.
2020 marks 25 years of Brake.
Road casualties are no longer declining, possibly due in part to reductions in roads policing.
Read our press release announcing the winners of the 2020 Vision Zero Leaders Awards
Read our story about excessive speeding, to mark the launch of Road Safety Week 2020
Less than half of UK drivers know what the rules are for driving on smart motorways.
The Department for Transport has announced plans to close a loophole in the law on phone use.
The coronavirus pandemic caused a boom in people walking and cycling.
1 in 5 drivers aged 17-24 admit to making or receiving video calls when driving.
There were 1,752 reported road deaths in 2019.
TRL's GATEway project trialled different automated vehicles (AVs) with members of the public.
Legislation to introduce life sentences for killer drivers will finally be introduced to parliament.
The theme for UK Road Safety Week 2020 has been announced as ‘No need to speed’.
As the UK lockdown begins to relax, more people are using the roads.
Covid-19 hit at a time when we were already facing a triple threat of crises.
Since March we have all been experiencing lower volumes of traffic on our roads.
We now need to make it easier for authorities to set 10mph limits on some new housing developments.
We’ve been given a very painful opportunity to think again about where we might be going.
Brake and Cycling UK have joined forces to appeal to all drivers to slow down and take more care.
The Department for Transport has announced funding for the National Road Victim Service.
Public transport and active travel should be the first choice for moving around in future.
Drivers warned to avoid risky rural roads, so that they don’t increase the burden on the NHS.
A bereaved mum is supporting Brake’s campaign to engage young people with the basics of road safety.
Almost a third of those who died in vehicles on Britain’s roads in 2018 were not wearing seat belts.
The Transport Secretary has set out plans for improving the safety of smart motorways.
Global Fleet Champions is calling to put road safety first when operating vehicles for work.
The Third Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety is calling to mandate 20mph in urban areas.
The Department for Transport has published estimates for drink drive crashes and casualties in 2018.
Over a million drivers have admitted to using their phones behind the wheel on every journey.
Road safety campaigners are calling for random drug and alcohol testing to be introduced.
18 children are killed or injured while walking and cycling every day
Young children can now learn road safety basics with the help of characters from Timmy Time.
Road safety campaigners are calling for the transformation of UK city streets.
33 new drivers had their licence revoked every day within two years of passing their driving test.
More than 5,000 drivers have been caught repeatedly drink-driving in the past four years.
More than 42,000 provisional licence holders are on the roads with six or more penalty points.
3 in 5 adults in England feel that it is too dangerous for them to cycle on the roads.
The number of people killed and seriously injured on Britain’s roads shows little change.
Safety campaigners are calling for an increased police presence on the roads.
Last year, over 9,000 motorists were caught by police speeding at more than 100mph on UK roads.
Brake has announced the winners of its 2019 Police Family Liaison Officer (FLO) Awards.
Brake has celebrated the achievements of road safety campaigners at the charity’s Annual Reception.
More than 63,000 kids will take to their streets to raise awareness of the need for safer journeys.
Road safety campaigners are urging everyone to be more Bike Smart.
One in four people feel it is safe to use a mobile phone when behind the wheel in stationary traffic
Road safety campaigners are calling for a review of speed limits on rural single-carriageway roads.
It is 16 years since law was introduced to make hand-held phone use illegal whilst driving.
New vehicles sold in Europe will be fitted as standard with a range of new safety features.
Half of drivers aged 18-24 admit to being in a car with someone not belted up.
Those on two wheels face 63 times higher risk of being killed or seriously injured than car drivers.
Rail freight is key to servicing the UK economy in a cleaner, safer way.
1,793 people were killed in collisions last year
The widespread implementation of vehicle automation has never seemed as close as it does today.
Brake is teaming up with police forces to run a month-long campaign on driver vision.
The amount of freight being transported on our motorways is making drivers fear for their safety.
Brake welcomes this shift in emphasis and urge others to follow suit.
There has been insufficient government leadership and funding for road safety over the last decade.
More than 100,000 kids will take to their streets today to raise awareness of deaths on roads.
A landmark EU proposal has mandated the fitting of lifesaving technologies in all new cars.
Building segregated cycle routes should be the Government’s priority for roads investment.
Brake and Churchill Car Insurance are celebrating 15 years of their Beep Beep! Day project.
One in five (20%) patients admitted to trauma centres were involved in road crashes in 2016.
Stopping distances should be increased because drivers' thinking time has been underestimated.
Families involved in the Roads to Justice campaign will hand in petitions with 100,000 signatures.
Statistics show that driving is the most dangerous work anyone can do.
A critical event is happening that affects the future of transport’s safety and sustainability.
It is illegal to use a hand-held mobile phone whilst driving, but hands-free phones remain legal.
Driver error can be caused by a whole range of distractions both inside and outside of the car.
Brake and Churchill Insurance are asking drivers to protect young lives by flouting 20mph limits.
Many road deaths and injuries could be avoided simply by taking fewer car journeys.
It's strange that cycling advocates must spend so much time trying to put it on the political agenda
Promoting the use of more sustainable modes of transport has been a target for nearly two decades.
I was surprised to learn recently of a high rate of 'problem drinking' among educated women.
Liverpool's 20mph campaign is held up as an example of how to change attitudes towards speed.
Almost half of UK primary school children are driven to school. That's a problem.
The ability to travel under our own steam is vital to our independence.
Five people are killed every single day by something we already know how to cure.
Awards recognising volunteers tackling road crashes were presented at Brake's annual reception