Increase in drivers admitting phone use behind the wheel

News from Brake Thursday 21 March 2019   Brake comments on RAC research showing an increase in phone use behind the wheel   The RAC has today released new figures showing that across all age groups, a quarter (25%) of … Continue reading

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Asda and Sainsbury’s promise fuel cap as part of merger plan

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Last April, supermarket chains Asda and Sainsbury’s announced that they were planning to merge in a deal that would see them become the biggest supermarket group in the country. The two organisations have now announced plans to cap fuel price … Continue reading

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‘Wild West’ parking firms face law

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Motorists now have greater protections against bogus parking fines due to a new law that clamps down on rogue private parking firms. The new Parking (Code of Practice) Act will bring in greater regulation of the private parking industry. Drivers … Continue reading

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Brake helps 30,000 children create personalised postcards telling parents how to keep them safe

News from Brake Wednesday 20 March 2019beepbeep@brake.org.uk Nearly 30,000 children are due to send their grown ups personalised road safety postcards today (Wednesday 20 March) as a reminder of how to keep them safe near roads. The tots and infants, … Continue reading

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Brake comments on Government’s Future of Mobility Urban Strategy

The Government has today published its new Future of Mobility: Urban Strategy, setting out the key principles that that will guide Government decision-making on urban mobility.   As part of the strategy, Government has also announced the biggest regulatory review … Continue reading

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New in-car breathalysers for drink-drivers in France

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The French government has announced that drink-drivers will be allowed to keep their licences by having a breathalyser fitted to their cars to prevent the engine from starting if they are over the limit. Under a government ruling published this … Continue reading

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VED rise hits owners of new and used cars

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The rate motorists pay for car tax is set to increase from April this year as part of the government’s plan to pay for the cost of future road repairs and upgrades through taxes on motorists. UK Government now links … Continue reading

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Proposals to cut pollution

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Measures including no-idling zones outside schools have been recommended by Public Health England in its review of evidence on how to improve air quality in the United Kingdom. The review informs local and national government on actions to improve outdoor … Continue reading

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Brake welcomes Public Health England’s recommendations to create safe and healthy streets

News from Brake Monday 11 March 2019 news@brake.org.uk   Public Health England has today announced several recommendations to tackle the air pollution in the UK, which is estimated to contribute to between 28,000 and 36,000 deaths every year. Their recommendations … Continue reading

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New THINK! campaign reminds new drivers road confidence comes with experience

It is only natural for new drivers to be nervous, but confidence comes with real road experience – that’s the message from the Road Whisperer in a new campaign by THINK!. The Jeff Bridges-style character, with a distinctive southern American … Continue reading

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