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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.
Jan
04

Volunteer stories: Frances Darling

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Frances Darling is a Brake volunteer whose sister, Sally Low, was killed while cycling in Moray, Scotland, in September 2013. Here, Frances talks about the impact of the loss on Sally's teenage sons, the procedures that followed and why she's calling on drivers and the government to ensure that all road users are safe on the roads.

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Dec
12

A big thank you for being Bike Smart this Road Safety Week

A big thank you for being Bike Smart this Road Safety Week

With an estimated two million people expected to have been in involved with this year’s Road Safety Week, Brake’s Sam Nahk looks back at some of his highlights.

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Dec
05

"Adding collision avoidance technology to vehicles is one way to improve safety right now"

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Jeremy Coleman, UK Director for the Aftermarket Division of Mobileye, talks about how adding collision avoidance technology to vehicles already on the road is one way to improve safety right now.

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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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