Brake

Brake’s 2Young2Die project trains volunteers to run road safety workshops in schools, colleges and youth organisations with young people aged 15 to 25. The training takes one day and is completely free.

Following the training, volunteers receive our support and free resources to help them run their workshops. You can find full information on the website at www.brake.org.uk/community/road-safety-academy/2young2die

More About Brake

Brake is a national road safety charity, established in 1995 to prevent road death and injury and to support people who have been bereaved or injured by road crashes.

Brake works to help all road users, including motorcyclists, understand the risks they face and ways they can reduce those risks. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to death or seriously injury on the road than other types of road user. In fact, on British roads, they are 47 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured per mile travelled than car drivers.

Safe riding advice for you

Brake has published a range of free resources for road users on its website, www.brake.org.uk. This includes an information centre for motorcyclists covering issues such as training, hazard perception, bike maintenance and protective clothing.

Get involved! Brake also co-ordinates National Road Safety Week every year, during which communities, schools, companies and organisations raise life-saving awareness of road safety issues. Visit www.roadsafetyweek.org for more information on how you can get involved.

You can also Get Moving! for Brake, by getting sponsored to do something fun and exciting. This could be anything from climbing a mountain to doing a parachute jump to holding a dress down day at work. We can even help you organise your event! Or you could volunteer to help Brake – there are many ways you can get involved.

Support for people affected by road crashes

The BrakeCare division of Brake supports people who have been bereaved or injured by road crashes through a helpline (0845 603 8570), which offers emotional support and practical information. BrakeCare also produces widely acclaimed support literature including Government-funded BrakeCare bereavement packs currently given to families by police following every UK road death. The packs provide support on short and long-term practical and emotional issues facing people bereaved by road crashes. They are funded by the Home Office in England and Wales, the Scottish Executive in Scotland and the Police Service of Northern Ireland in Northern Ireland.

Help us save our bereavement pack

The Home Office has told Brake that in 2007 funding for the England and Wales pack will cease for five years due to a ‘failure to budget for it in this round of funding’. BrakeCare has launched an online petition to call on the Home Office to reinstate funding for the English and Welsh bereavement pack.

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