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New drivers should be restricted

A new study by Brake, the road safety charity, has revealed 92% of people back some kind of restriction for newly qualified drivers. The latest figures show 2,088 young drivers and passengers aged between 17 and 24 were killed and seriously injured in just one year. Drivers aged between 17 and 19 make up just 1.5% of those holding a […]

Brake urge introduction of ISA

Brake, the road safety charity, is urging the government to take steps towards introducing intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) on UK roads, after a survey carried out on behalf of the charity found almost two-thirds (63%) of drivers would be willing to let this ground-breaking technology automatically restrict their speed. ISA technology uses GPS combined with a digital map of speed […]

Brake back 20mph speed limit

A research report released today (30 September 2015) by Brake, the road safety charity, has called for the removal of unnecessary barriers faced by local councils in implementing 20mph speed limits to deliver safer walking and cycling. The report finds that moving to 20mph limits across built up areas would deliver significant safety benefits, especially for pedestrians and cyclists, and suggests red […]

Safety warnings over sat navs

Road safety campaigners have warned about the dangers of drivers being over dependent on satellite navigation technology, after the number of drivers using the devices overtook those who do not for the first time. Motorists who choose to get by without a sat nav are now in the minority, the Department for Transport’s National Travel Survey showed. Traditional map-reading skills are becoming […]

Free Brake membership for SME’s

Brake, the road safety charity is offering 250 SMEs free membership to its acclaimed Brake Professional membership scheme for fleet professionals. Brake Professional is a membership scheme for any organisation with at-work drivers; members receive practical guidance and tools to support them in managing their occupational road risk. Courtesy of funding provided by Bibby Line Group, Brake is giving away free […]

Don’t use your mobile when driving

In the run up to the Bank holiday weekend, Brake, the road safety charity, is urging friends and family not to put loved ones’ lives at risk by talking to them on the phone while they’re driving. The call comes as a survey by Brake reveals the source of deadly phone distraction for drivers. In the past year: • Almost […]

Car buyers should put safety first

Brake, the road safety charity, is encouraging drivers – especially the young – to put safety first when it comes to buying a new vehicle. The call comes on the back of survey results, released today (11 August 2015), showing safety features are less of a priority for young drivers when choosing a vehicle than its brand. The survey, carried out on […]

‘Break the drink drive habit’

Brake, the road safety charity, has reiterated its call for a zero-tolerance drink drive limit, in response to government figures showing Britain is still failing to adequately tackle its drink drive problem. A final estimate shows 240 people were killed by drivers over the legal drink drive limit in 2013, while provisional estimates suggest at least that number were killed again […]

Brake – ‘Engage youth in road safety’

Brake, the road safety charity, is urging the people of Northern Ireland to improve road safety in their communities by attending a training course to help them spread vital road safety messages to young people. Brake is working hard to improve young peoples’ road safety in Northern Ireland through the charity’s highly acclaimed campaign work. On Tuesday 15 September 2015 […]

Road Safety Week 2015

Brake is encouraging educators to register for Road Safety Week (23-29 Nov), promoting the ‘drive less, live more’ theme. Educators can link activities to this theme or any road safety topic. Brake will be encouraging families to consider how they use roads, and if they can switch to walking, cycling or using public transport as much as possible. Educators can […]

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