Smart motorway danger revealed as less than half of drivers are aware of the rules

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Wednesday, 28 October 2020   Less than half of UK drivers know what the rules are for driving on smart motorways, according to new research released today.   The report, by road safety charity Brake and … Continue reading

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Brake comments on plans to close mobile phone loophole

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Saturday 17 October, 2020   The Department for Transport has announced plans to close a loophole in the law on phone use behind the wheel, so that people using a hand-held mobile while driving will be … Continue reading

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Brake comments on boom in cycling and walking during lockdown

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Thursday, 8 October 2020   Government statistics have revealed that the coronavirus pandemic caused a boom in people walking and cycling and that these increased levels of ‘active’ travel may be sustained.   Conducted during the … Continue reading

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Brake comments on increase in video calling behind the wheel

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Wednesday, 7 October 2020   The 2020 RAC Report on Motoring has revealed that 1 in 5 drivers aged 17-24 admit to making or receiving video calls when driving, and a further 1 in 10 say … Continue reading

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Brake comments on continuing road safety stagnation

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Wednesday, 30 September 2020   Government statistics have revealed that there were 1,752 reported road deaths in 2019, similar to the level seen since 2012, highlighting the continued stagnation in the country’s road safety record over … Continue reading

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Brake comments on new legislation for killer drivers

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk Monday 14 September, 2020 The Government has announced that legislation to introduce life sentences for killer drivers will finally be introduced to parliament next year, a four year wait after a 2017 pledge from the Ministry … Continue reading

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‘No need to speed’ announced as theme for UK Road Safety Week 2020

News from Brakenews@brake.org.ukWednesday 5 August 2020 The theme for UK Road Safety Week 2020 has been announced as ‘No need to speed’, following findings that just a quarter of people think vehicles travel at a safe speed on the street … Continue reading

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Brake comments as the numbers killed on Britain’s roads continues to stagnate

News from Brake For immediate release   Government statistics have revealed that 76 people were killed or seriously injured on Great Britain’s roads every day in 2019, on average, highlighting the continued stagnation in the country’s road safety record over … Continue reading

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Brake comments as the numbers killed on Britain’s roads continues to stagnate

News from Brake For immediate release   Government statistics have revealed that 76 people were killed or seriously injured on Great Britain’s roads every day in 2019, on average, highlighting the continued stagnation in the country’s road safety record over … Continue reading

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Vehicle maintenance danger revealed as drivers flock back to the roads

News from Brake news@brake.org.uk   Read full report here   With COVID-19 putting MOT’s on hold, safety campaigners are urging drivers to perform basic safety checks ahead of getting behind the wheel, as a new report highlights dangerous gaps in … Continue reading

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