MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FROM BRAKE ROAD SAFETY CHARITY

 
 
 
 
Government consults on key road investment plans

The Department for Transport has launched two key consultations relating to significant future investment in UK roads.

Shaping the future of England’s strategic roads’ will play a vital role in dictating the nature of investment in England’s strategic road network from 2020-2025. This provides an opportunity to upgrade the safety of our busiest roads and invest more in cycling, to encourage more sustainable and healthier journeys.

 

Government is also consulting on ‘The Creation of a Major Road Network (MRN)’, for the very first time. The MRN will receive funding from the new National Roads Fund and so its definition, and scope, will play a crucial role in local roads investment and safety for years to come.

 
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Beep Beep! days are back!

Schools, nurseries, playgroups and childminders who work with children aged 2-7 can now register to run a Beep Beep! Day in 2018.

Everyone who registers will receive free resources designed to help them run their activities on different road safety topics. The next nationwide Beep Beep! days will take place on 7 March, 27 June and 21 November 2018.

Take action: To find out more about our Beep Beep! Days and register, click here!

 

 
Seminar: Spinal injury

Spinal Injury: The road to recovery
Thursday 15 March 2018
London, UK

Brake’s spinal injury seminar will cover best practice in care and rehabilitation for individuals and families affected by a spinal cord injury. The event will bring together expert speakers from a variety of fields.

Supported by Novum Law.

Sign up: Visit our website, or email jkushner@brake.org.uk for further information. A number of free places are available.

 

 
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Webinar: Speed management

Speed management through vehicle technology
Wednesday 28 February 2018
Online, 2pm-3.30pm GMT

This essential webinar will inform attendees about the relationship between speed and road safety, including stopping distances, and will explore different methods for combating speeding among at-work drivers.

Sign up: Visit our website, or email professional@brake.org.uk.

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Brake Pledge training

Brake are pleased to announce the dates for Pledge training in the coming year. 

The training covers six key areas of occupational road risk, what employers should be doing to manage their risk, and how to successfully educate and engage drivers with road safety messages.

UK training course dates and locations for 2018:

  • 8 March (Birmingham)
  • 3 May (Manchester)
  • 14 June (Swindon)
  • 6 September (Birmingham)
  • 1 November (Manchester)
  • 6 December (Swindon) 

Pledge training is free to attend for Brake Professional members, or just £90 + VAT for non-members.

Sign up: Visit our website to book your place!

 
Get involved!

Are you interested in raising money to support Brake in 2018? Why not sign up for one of these fabulous fundraising activities.
 
Belfast Abseil (Sun 22 April): Abseil 120ft down the front of the iconic Europa hotel in the heart of Belfast city centre. More information available here.

London Abseil (Sat 19 May): Dare you undertake the UK’s highest free-fall abseil down the Orbit sculpture at the Olympic Park Stadium? More information available here.

Welsh Zip Slide (Sat 2 June): Is this the closest experience to flying? Zip at 100 mph down Europe’s longest and the world’s fastest zip line. More information available here.

 
Nottingham Parachute Party (Sat 30 June): Join other Brake dare-devils at our Parachute Party and jump out of an aeroplane at 15,000ft. More information available here.

West Midlands Abseil (Sun 1 July): Abseil the 30m descent down the side of the iconic Arts Gallery in the centre of Walsall. More information available here


Cycle London to Brighton (Sun 16 September): Leave the buzz of the city behind and join fellow cyclists all facing the challenge of the 54-mile journey from London to Brighton. More information available here

 
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.

If you need support before we are next available, please visit our online support guides or read these webpages where there is information about coping after a road crash, or contact the Samaritans on 116 123 if you want to talk to somebody.