Charity information


Brake is a road safety charity working with communities and organisations across the UK to stop the tragedy of road deaths and injuries, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and support people bereaved and seriously injured on roads.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    Brake is a national charity working to prevent deaths and injuries on our roads and care for people bereaved through road crashes. We work to educate road users by working with schools, communities and professionals, and we campaign for safer roads for everyone. Our care services provide vital emotional support and practical information to thousands of families each year who have been devastated by a sudden and traumatic bereavement.

    Brake produces educational road safety literature, runs grassroots community education programmes and coordinates national events including the UK's annual Road Safety Week. Its Fleet Safety Forum division provides up-to-date fleet safety resources to fleet managers and helps disseminate best practice in road risk management. BrakeCare, Brake’s support division, provides support services for people bereaved or affected by serious injury in a road crash, and their families, including a national helpline, literature distributed across the UK through police officers and a fledgling face-to-face support service.

  • Aims

    Brake aims to:

    • We work to stop the five people dying on roads and about 60 more being seriously injured each Day
    • We provide essential support to people across the UK devastated by road death and serious injury to help them in their darkest hours.
  • Overview

    Established: February 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1093244

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 17

    Part time staff: 15

    Volunteers: 650

    Phone number: 01484 559909

    Address: PO Box 548 HD1 2XZ

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