Brake Charity

UK Haulier are proud to be promoting the work of Brake who are an independent road safety charity who exist to stop the five deaths and 66 serious injuries that happen on UK roads every day[1]. Brake, who also care for the families bereaved and seriously injured in road crashes, run awareness-raising campaigns, community education programmes, events such as Road Safety Week, and a Fleet Safety Forum scheme, providing advice to companies. Brake’s support division cares for road crash victims through a helpline and other services.

The Fleet Safety Forum is a dedicated, not-for-profit service for fleet managers run by road safety charity Brake. It provides up-to-the-minute guidance, information and research on a broad range of road risk management topics. Subscribers get access to resources including guidance sheets and posters, an e-newsletter containing fleet safety best practice initiatives and research, plus discounted invitations to conferences and workshops. Subscription costs £155 +VAT, with discounts available for certain types of organisation and smaller fleets. To subscribe visit www.fleetsafetyforum.org, call Brake on 01484 559909 or email forum@brake.org.uk.

We know that some of the main risk factors facing at-work drivers are fatigue, distraction and time pressure. The Fleet Safety Forum produces regular guidance and posters for managers and drivers on how to manage a whole range risks.

Brake produces a fantastic range of resources to help you raise awareness amongst drivers of road safety issues. These include posters on key topics like mobile phone use, bumper stickers reminding other drivers to slow down, and other useful resources such as credit card sized tyre tread indicators allowing drivers to check their tyres are safe, and featuring Brake’s six point Pledge to stop dangerous and unnecessary driving. Subscribers get access to these at a discount or in some cases for free. They can be viewed and ordered through the Brake shop at www.brake.org.uk/shop.

Get Involved!

   Fleet manager? Join the Fleet Safety Forum today

   Driver? Make the Pledge to stop dangerous driving

   Want to help save lives? Why not fundraise for Brake? As a charity Brake relies on generous donations and fundraising to keep carrying out its life saving educational and support work. Whether you jump out of a plane, climb a mountain or bake a cake, every little helps!

   Road Safety Week is Brake’s annual flagship campaign. There are lots of ways that both companies and individuals can get involved for the greater good, have fun and benefit from it too. Click on the link to see what you could do.

[1] Statistics from the Department for Transport