Red tape puts brakes on 20mph limits

Authored by News Desk

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,...

Road deaths and serious injuries rise

Authored by Mary

Brake, the road safety charity, is calling on the government to show strong leadership and reintroduce causality reduction targets as the Department for Transport publishes its Reported Road Casualties in Great Britain Annual Report for 2014. It shows that 1,775 people died on the roads (a 4% increase on the year before). 22,807 more were seriously injured (a 5% annual increase).


Charity urges car buyers to put safety first

Authored by Mary

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, showing safety features are less of a priority for young drivers when choosing a vehicle than its brand.

The survey, carried out on behalf of Brake and Direct Line, put safety...

50% of drivers admit flouting road laws

Authored by Mary

A report released on Tuesday (28 April) by road safety charity Brake and Direct Line has revealed worrying and widespread disregard for traffic laws among UK drivers, with half (49%) admitting to breaking them.

Half of drivers who admit breaking traffic laws (25% of all drivers) say they do so through inattention, while the other half (23% of all drivers) admit doing so deliberately,...

Campaign launched to target speeding and careless drivers

Authored by George Dawson

Road safety charity Brake is today launching a campaign calling on all road users to look out for each other, to help stop the five deaths and 61 serious injuries that happen every day on UK roads, and particularly to protect people on foot and bike.

The call comes at the start of Road Safety Week, coordinated by Brake, during which police across the country will be stepping up traffic...

Brake campaign appeals to drivers to tune in to road safety and turn off their phones

Authored by Mary

A national campaign launched yesterday (18 November) by the charity Brake at the start of Road Safety Week calls on drivers to tune in to road safety, to prevent appalling crashes caused by multi-tasking at the wheel.

The campaign appeals to drivers to turn off their phones or put them in the boot, and urges everyone to refuse to speak on the phone to someone who’s driving. It is being...

Increase in road casualties should be wake up call for politicians

Authored by Mary

Road safety charity Brake has expressed dismay at an increase in road casualties announced today, and is calling on all political parties to commit to three vital road safety policies, especially to protect pedestrians, cyclists, children and young people. The figures show that deaths and serious injuries on UK roads increased by 4% in the year ending September 2014, with deaths up by 1%....