Brake comments as excess speeds in lockdown revealed

News from Brake Tuesday 2 June 2020   Police figures published today, following a freedom of information request from the RAC, have highlighted excess speeding by drivers across the country, during lockdown.   The data has shown that drivers were … Continue reading

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Brake writes to Roads Minister

Wednesday 6 May 2020 Brake wrote to Roads Minister Baroness Vere on 6 May, in a joint letter with PACTS and IAM RoadSmart. The letter, which can be read in full below, highlighted concerns about aspects of road safety during … Continue reading

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Brake welcomes Government plans to boost walking and cycling

News from Brake For immediate release   Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, has announced Government plans to boost active travel, including emergency measures to provide protected space for people walking and cycling.   The Government will update its Cycling and … Continue reading

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Drivers urged to slow down by road safety charities

News from Brake Monday 20 April 2020   Road safety charities, Brake and Cycling UK have joined forces to appeal to all drivers to slow down and take more care, as families and individuals across the country take advantage of … Continue reading

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Government funds Brake’s road crash victim support

News from Brake Thursday 2 April 2020   The Department for Transport has announced funding for the National Road Victim Service, a support service for road crash victims, and people supporting them, operated by Brake, the road safety charity.   … Continue reading

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Brake and Autoglass® host roundtable to discuss the future of ADAS

Autoglass, in partnership with Brake, the road safety charity, brought together key industry figures at a roundtable earlier this year to discuss how fleet operators can maximise the safety benefits of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and seek solutions to … Continue reading

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Brake welcomes Government’s bold vision for the future of transport in the UK

News from Brake Friday 27 March 2020   Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps MP, has said that public transport and active travel should be the first choice for moving around in future and that people should use their cars less to … Continue reading

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Steer clear of risky rural roads to help our NHS workers warns road safety charity

News from Brake Monday 23 March 2020   Road safety charity, Brake, is warning drivers to steer clear of risky rural roads unless essential, so that they don’t increase the burden on the NHS by being involved in a fatal … Continue reading

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Devastated mum backs charity’s campaign to teach young children road safety basics

News from Brake Wednesday 18 March 2020   A mum whose 7-year-old son was tragically killed in a road crash is supporting road safety charity Brake’s campaign to engage young people with the basics of road safety. Today (Wednesday 18 … Continue reading

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Research reveals almost a third of people killed in cars on Britain’s roads are not wearing a seat belt

News from Brake Friday 13 March 2020   New research revealed today, by insurer Direct Line and PACTS, found that almost a third (31 per cent) of those who died in vehicles on Britain’s roads in 2018 were not wearing … Continue reading

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