Make a difference to road safety: make the Brake Pledge
Brake's vision is a world that has zero road deaths and injuries, and people can get around in ways that are safe, sustainable, healthy and fair.
To help us get there, everyone can sign our Pledge, whether you are a driver or not. The Pledge calls for people to do everything they can to protect themselves and the people around them. Scroll down to read the Pledge, and then make your Pledge at the bottom of this page.
Drivers - I'll stay under limits, and slow down to 30km/h where people live, work and play. I'll slow down on rural roads to protect people on foot, bicycles, motorcycles and horses as well as in other vehicles. I'll slow to 20km/h when passing a stopped school bus in either direction. I will avoid overtaking and take care to look twice at junctions. I will drive even more slowly in bad weather.
Everyone - I'll speak out for slowing down and help drivers understand that the slower they drive, the more chance they have of avoiding a crash and saving a life.
Drivers - I'll never drive after drinking any alcohol or taking drugs - not a drop, not a drag.
Everyone - I'll plan ahead to make sure I, and anyone I'm with, can get home safely and I'll never get a lift with drink/drug drivers. I'll speak out if someone's about to drive on drink or drugs.
Drivers - I'll make sure everyone in my vehicle is belted up on every journey, and kids smaller than 148cm are in a proper child restraint. I'll choose the safest vehicle I can and ensure it's maintained.
Everyone - I'll belt up on every journey, and make sure friends and family do too.
Drivers - I'll never take or make calls, read or type when driving. I'll put communication devices out of reach, and stay focused on the road.
Everyone - I'll never chat on the phone to someone else who's driving.
Drivers - I'll stay focused on safe driving. I'll get my eyes tested every two years and wear glasses or lenses at the wheel if I need them. I'll take regular breaks and never drive if I'm tired, stressed or on medication that affects driving.
Everyone - I'll look out for friends and loved ones by ensuring they only drive if they're fit for it, and rest if they're tired.
Everyone - I'll minimise the amount I drive, or not drive at all. I'll get about by walking, cycling or public transport as much as I can, for road safety, the environment and my health.
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