Brake Launches New Road Safety Website

Brake Professional Site Aimed At Range Of People


Brake Professional is aimed at a number of people, including road safety practitioners, fleet owners, campaigners, vehicle engineers and emergency workers.

It replaces the Road Safety Forum and Fleet Safety Forum websites, bringing all the information that motorists need into one place.

To mark the launch, the group is offering a discounted annual subscription fee of £50 plus VAT for the first 50 people who sign up. It usually costs £155 plus VAT for a year's membership.

Katie Shephard, director at Brake, explained why it is so important to offer support to people who drive for a living.

"Nearly a third of journeys on our roads are made by at-work drivers, who are more likely to be in a crash than people driving in their own time," she commented.

"By working closely with fleet and road safety professionals, we provide them with the correct resources they need to improve road safety."

The site provides subscribers with a number of resources, such as guidance reports on road safety topics, posters to be displayed in workplaces, Brake survey reports and an international research library.

In addition to this, the website contains links to numerous road safety campaigns and events that are scheduled to take place in the coming months.

One that stands out in particular is the 5th International Congress on Speed, which will be staged at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London on May 7th 2014.

This event highlights the latest research and developments in speed control and this year's edition will focus on specific methods like Intelligent Speed Adaptation technology, safe engineering and signage systems, driver behavioural change and the effectiveness of lower speed limits.

Brake also runs competitions that are aimed at raising awareness of road safety among youngsters, as official figures show more than one in five accidents involve a motorists who is aged between 17 and 24.

Expert Opinion
To have all the information about road safety, fleet safety and other motorist information in one place is a very welcoming idea. People who drive for a living are more likely to be involved in an accident simply because of the time spent on the roads compared to other road users.

“The website will give guidance to motorists who travel frequently and will be a useful tool for business owners and drivers to remind themselves of key safety issues to keep themselves and other road users safe on the roads.

“We have long supported the work of Brake and the significant action it takes to reduce the amount of accidents and injuries on our roads that can devastate the lives of those involved and their families.”
Stephen Nye, Partner