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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
24

Safe Systems is key to preventing death and injuries on our roads

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This month Brian Lawton joined charity The Road Safety Foundation as its new programme and research manager. Here, he explains why the Safe Systems approach is key to preventing bike casualties.

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Aug
14

Get set for Road Safety Week 2018

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It’s almost that time of year again… The UK’s biggest road safety event, Road Safety Week, will run from 19–25 November, and we will be encouraging everyone to shout about the safety of those on two wheels and sharing how we can all be ‘Bike Smart’. Brake's senior public affairs officer, Sam Nahk, shares his thoughts on why you should get involved.

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Dec
07

20 years of Road Safety Week

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This year marked 20 years of UK Road Safety Week. Brake chief executive, Mary Williams, looks back at the success of this year and how social media has changed how we engage people over the years.

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Nov
28

Lighting the way to safer roads this winter

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With winter on our doorsteps, Stephen Wornham, Managing Director of Road Safety Designs and creator of BriteAngle, looks at how slowing down in the winter months can help keep drivers and other motorists safe.

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Nov
28

Motorway road safety: advice from a Highways England traffic officer

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This year Highways England supported Road Safety Week by raising awareness of the Speed Down Save Lives message. Here, traffic officer Gary Reece shares his advice for drivers using the motorway network this winter.

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