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Brake comments on car lobby opposing lifesaving safety measures

News from Brake Friday 14 December News@brake.org.uk   Brake responds to news that car industry lobbyists are pushing MEPs to water down road safety measures, with research showing their weakened proposals could result in approximately 1,300 more people being killed … Continue reading

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Brake responds to Scottish drink driving study

News from Brake Thursday 13 December News@brake.org.uk   Road safety charity, Brake, has responded to a new study which found reducing the drink drive limit in Scotland did not lead to a reduction in road traffic crashes.   The study, … Continue reading

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Road safety charity issues warning about the dangers of drink-driving this Christmas party season

News from Brake Thursday 13 December News@brake.org.uk   As Christmas parties take place across the county, the road safety charity Brake is working with James Dutschak-Kavanagh, who was seriously injured by a drink-driver on Christmas Day 2015, to issue a … Continue reading

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Ford’s ‘sleep suit’ highlights dangers of driving when fatigued

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In the midst of Christmas party season, we often see an increase in awareness campaigns around drink or drug driving. However, it is important not to forget the impact of fatigue when driving. According to experts, remaining awake for periods … Continue reading

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Drivers warned over illegal overtaking

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Drivers are being reminded that dangerous overtaking can result in points on your licence and a hefty fine. Motorists who are caught overtaking irresponsibly face on the spot fines of £100 and three penalty points. If police consider it a … Continue reading

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Increase in drug-driving arrests

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The number of motorists being caught drug driving has hit a worrying high. A recent police crackdown found that collisions involving drug drivers were up 50% from last year. According to figures from the Department for Transport (DfT), an average … Continue reading

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Drivers need to go back to school

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A study from Young Driver claims 99% of UK motorists would like to send some drivers back to school to refine their skills behind the wheel. The provider of pre-17 driving lessons asked 1,000 UK motorists what elements of driving … Continue reading

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THINK! festive drink drive campaign

THINK! has launched it’s annual festive drink-drive campaign this week, which aims to encourage young men to step in if their mate is tempted to drink and drive. For this year’s festive campaign, THINK! have produced three new videos with … Continue reading

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Brake comments on new report that reveals road crashes are leading killer of children globally.

News from Brake Friday 7 December News@brake.org.uk   A new report published today by the World Health Organisation has revealed that road crashes are the leading killer of children and young adults (aged 5-29 years) globally.  The report on the … Continue reading

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December worst month for drink drivers

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An average of 179 drunk drivers were caught every day in December 2017. According to data from confused.com, there were 5,551 drink driving offences over the festive period last year. This was more than any other month in 2017, and … Continue reading

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