Campaigning

News: Drink-driving statistics

This month saw the release of final figures
on drink-drive crashes in Great Britain for 2016.
 
Shockingly, the number of people killed or seriously injured in drink-drive crashes has reached the highest levels since 2012 showing that it is an increasing menace on our roads! Brake issued a press release in response to the figures, demanding the Government adopts a zero tolerance approach to make it clear to drivers that not a drop of alcohol is safe.
 
Learn more: Visit our website to read the full press release and statistics.

Policy: Vision Zero

Last month, the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL) launched their Vision Zero action plan. Brake very much welcomes TfL’s Vision Zero strategy and its initial focus on reducing speed limits across London to 20mph.

Brake’s campaigns team has been working with TfL on the messaging of the campaign – a clear indicator of the respect for Brake as a leading voice on road safety. What we need to see now, however, is the nationwide adoption of Vision Zero, something which Brake will continue to push for.
 
Learn more: Read more about TfL’s Vision Zero action plan here.

 

Community engagement

Event: Road Safety Week 2018
19–25 November 2018

Bike Smart is the message at the heart of
this year’s Road Safety Week. Those on
two wheels are among the most vulnerable road users in the UK: more than a third of people killed or seriously injured on UK roads are bicycle or motorcycle riders. Brake’s week-long campaign will raise awareness about the importance of implementing a safe systems approach, mandating life-saving technology and prioritising cycle-friendly infrastructure, as well as promoting safe driving and riding behaviours. Registered events will be recorded on our interactive map.

Calling all bloggers: We are looking for bloggers to write about their local road safety week events. If you’re interested please get in touch by emailing roadsafetyweek@brake.org.uk!

To register: Click here to sign up for Road Safety Week 2018.

 

Fundraising

Event: Take part in one of our latest adrenaline-fuelled challenges

Want to raise money to help Brake support people bereaved in road crashes and campaign for safer roads? Sign up for one
of our fabulous fundraising activities.
 
Abseil
Join us on Saturday 3 November 2018,
at the Manchester Velodrome, to abseil a thrilling 130ft down the very centre of this iconic cycling arena. A must for all cycling fans.
Minimum sponsorship £100. Registration
fee £30.
 
3, 2, 1… Bungee!

Calling all thrill-seekers. Sign up for Brake’s bungee jump on Saturday 20 October at the Riverside Museum, Glasgow. A fabulous day is promised, while also raising money to save lives on our roads. 
Minimum sponsorship £150. Registration fee £30.
 
On your marks, Get set, Ho ho ho!

On Sunday 2 December 2018, more than 4,000 Santas will hop on their sleighs and make their way to London on a Christmas mission to raise thousands of pounds for charity. The Santa Run offers a 5K or a 10K route and is open to runners, joggers and walkers of all levels. All participants receive a free Santa outfit to wear. With carol singers, Christmas-themed characters and free mince pies, it’s the perfect way to kick off the festive season.
Minimum sponsorship £100. Registration fee £25.
Click here for more information and to register.
 
Join us: Visit our website or email fundraise@brake.org.uk to find out more.

 

Fleet safety

Event: Fleet Safety Awards 2018 shortlist announced

Brake is delighted to announce the shortlist for its 2018 annual Fleet Safety Awards sponsored by Trimble Field Service Management.
 
The prestigious Fleet Safety Awards recognise the achievements of those working to reduce the number of crashes involving at-work drivers. The awards bring together fleet operators and suppliers to celebrate and share best practice in managing road risk. We have received an overwhelming number of entries for the 2018 awards and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who entered for their time and effort and wish those shortlisted the very best of luck!  
 
The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on Thursday 11 October at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, Birmingham.
 
Learn more: Click here to see the full shortlist and buy tickets for the awards ceremony.  
 
Events: Brake Professional webinars
 
The ease of attending and the relevant topics on offer are just two of many reasons why webinars have become increasingly popular. Sign up for one of our Brake Professional webinars to gain valuable insight and important take-home messages on a range of topics, all from the comfort and convenience of your own desk. A must for anyone who drives for work or has employees that drive for work.

2018 webinar programme

Learn more: For further details of all Brake Professional events, please visit our events calendar

 

Raising awareness

Event: Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards 2018 – Open for entries

The Northern Ireland Road Safety Awards offers the public an opportunity to recognise the achievements of exceptional people and organisations working to make the roads in their communities, in Northern Ireland, safer for everyone. The awards ceremony will take place on Friday 23 November at Cultra Manor, Belfast, as part of Road Safety Week and is free to attend for all finalists.

Get involved: The deadline for entries is 5pm on Wednesday 31 October. Visit the Road Safe NI website to find out more and download the entry form.

 

Brake Helpline

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Freephone 0808 8000 401 from 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, or email helpline@brake.org.uk.

 
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