MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM BRAKE ROAD SAFETY CHARITY

 
Tougher penalties for speeding
Brake welcomes new sentencing guidelines that get tough on drivers who break speed limits. The new fines for high-speed offences came into force on 24 April: drivers can now be fined 150% of their weekly income, rather than the previous level of 100%. Breaking the speed limit or travelling too fast for conditions is a contributory factor in one in four fatal crashes.

GET INVOLVED: Read more about the dangers of speeding.
 
Global Beep Beep! Day
Brake's second national Beep Beep! Day of the year will be held on Wednesday 10 May, to coincide with UN Global Road Safety Week. Our new Beep! resources help children aged 2-7 learn about transport from around the world, and offer tips to parents about keeping kids safe this summer.

GET INVOLVED: Register here for your resource pack.
 
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Take the plunge
Brake is looking for daring fundraisers to take part in our latest adrenaline-fuelled challenge. Join us on Saturday 23 September 2017 for the UK's highest freefall abseil, from the top of the Orbit tower at the Olympic Park stadium. Raise a minimum of £150 in sponsorship, and then make your exhilarating descent, taking in breathtaking views across London.

GET INVOLVED: See our fundraising pages for more.
 
Spotlight on...
...our London Marathon runners! Six of our fabulous fundraisers, Kathryn, Tony, Michelle, Helen, Colin and Claire, ran the marathon in support of Brake, putting in days of training to steam across the finish line in style. All chose to enter the London Marathon for very different personal reasons: read their stories here.

GET INVOLVED: Read our Spotlight page, and find out more about running for Brake.
 
Fleet Safety Conference
Brake's Fleet Safety Conference, taking place on Thursday 25 May 2017 in Solihull, brings together fleet managers and suppliers to share best practice in managing road risk. The conference features presentations from the winners of Brake's 2016 Fleet Safety Awards, and costs just £90 + VAT to attend for Brake Professional members, or £140 + VAT for non-members.

GET INVOLVED: Register here for the conference.
 
Brain injury guidance report
In collaboration with partners Hyphen Law and Novum Law, Brake has produced a free guidance report on support following a traumatic brain injury. The report includes information on injury classification, best practice in rehabilitation and information about common symptoms and effects of a traumatic brain injury.

GET INVOLVED: Download the report or order a hard copy from the Brake shop.
 
Brake's accredited helpline is available to anyone in the UK who has been bereaved or seriously injured in a crash or their carers.
Freephone 0808 8000 401 from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, or email helpline@brake.org.uk.
 
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