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Road Safety Week Blog

A collection of views from around the UK on topics related to the theme of Road Safety Week. These blogs are aimed to inform and inspire people to take action and raise awareness during Road Safety Weekand beyond. Contributions are from Brake staff, volunteers, partners, researchers and campaigners. Views expressed are those of the contributor and do not necessarily represent those of Brake or its employees.
Nov
10

Working in partnership to reduce speed on London’s roads

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Transport for London (TfL), the Metropolitan Police Service and City of London Police are committed to achieving the Mayor of London’s Vision Zero ambition to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries from London’s roads by 2041.

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Nov
05

The need to reduce rural speed

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Speed kills.

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Nov
03

The Dead Slow campaign

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Director of Safety at The British Horse Society (BHS), Alan Hiscox, is campaigning for greater awareness among motorists about the importance of driving safely around horses on our roads. The BHS has an initiative called 'Dead Slow’ which educates drivers and horse riders on how to stay safe when they encounter one another and this issue has come under the spotlight again recently with the release of new figures that make alarming reading.

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Nov
02

We need to talk about (slight) speed

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TRL’s Chief Scientist for Behaviour, Data and Mobility talks about speed, and its fundamental importance in road safety, for all of us (not just the reckless minority).

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Oct
12

No need to speed

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One of the notable features of the lockdown resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic was that it slowed most of us down. I say most of us: there are, unfortunately, plenty of examples of people using quieter roads as their own personal race tracks. But, for those who were mainly at home, travelling to shops locally, and driving more sedately when they had to drive at all, the change in pace of life was remarkable.

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