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Road Safety Week Blog

A collection of views from around the UK on the topics of Step up for Safe Streets and Road Safety Week. These blogs are aimed to inform and inspire people to take action and raise awareness during 2019 and beyond. Contributions are from Brake staff, volunteers, partners, researchers and campaigners, where views expressed are those of the contributor and do not necessarily represent those of Brake or its employees.
Aug
22

Shout out on social media

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Police social media consultant Sgt Neil Dewson-Smith (Sgt TCS) tells us why social media is such an important tool to use for shouting about important messages, and how to use it to our advantage.

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Nov
22

Better design of HGVs is key to improving safety for cyclists

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London’s first walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman shares his views on why getting manufacturers to improve vehicle design will help prevent cyclist casualties.

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Nov
16

Why firefighters will be delivering Biker Down training this Road Safety Week

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This Road Safety Week, firefighters across the country will be running Biker Down events - free first-aid courses for motorcyclists. Kent Fire & Rescue Service crew manager, and keen motorcyclist, Jim Sanderson talks about why he set up the initiative.

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Oct
24

Be Nice, Say Hi - advice for cyclists from the British Horse Society

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British Horse Society's Director of Safety, Alan Hiscox, explains why they teamed up with Cycling UK to launch a campaign to better understand how cyclists and horse riders are vulnerable and how they can pass each other safely both on and off the road.

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Oct
18

Have you done your POWDERY checks? Top tips for motorcyclists from IAM RoadSmart

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Richard Gladman, IAM RoadSmart’s head of driving and riding standards, gives his top tips for motorcyclists to ensure they are safe before every journey.

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