Sign the Pledge if you drive

Do you drive? Then sign the Brake Pledge now to save lives and the planet. 

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The Pledge 

I understand that road vehicles damage people and the planet. I am signing the pledge because: 

  • road crashes kill more than 1.2 million people globally every year, and are the biggest killer of young people
  • carbon dioxide emissions from oil-fuelled road vehicles contribute significantly to global warming
  • pollutants from oil-fuelled road vehicles contribute to more than 3 million deaths from respiratory diseases

I pledge to drive: 

Sustainably

  • I will choose not to drive, and instead get about by walking, cycling or public transport whenever I can; for road safety, the environment and everyone's health.
  • If changing my vehicle, I will look for a vehicle with the lowest emissions. 

Slow

  • When driving in communities, I will slow down to 20mph (30km/h) to protect people walking, cycling and on motorcycles.
  • When driving between places, I will slow down, particularly when it’s harder to see ahead, in dangerous weather and at night.
  • I will avoid passing other vehicles.

Sober

  • I will never drive after drinking alcohol.
  • I will never drive after taking drugs that can affect a driver's driving ability.

Secure

  • In a car, I, and my passengers, will wear seat belts. I will only carry children in a child seat appropriate for their size and weight.
  • On a motorcycle, I, and my passengers, will wear helmets. 
  • If changing my vehicle, I will look for one with safety features that prevent crashes and provide protection in a crash for me, my passengers, and people on foot, bicycles and motorcycles. 

Silent

  • I will never take or make calls, or use a phone for any other reason, when driving.
  • I will turn off my phone or put it out of sight and on silent.

Sharp

  • I will get my eyes tested every two years and wear glasses or lenses at the wheel if I need them.
  • I'll never drive if I'm so tired I could fall asleep at the wheel. On long journeys, I will take regular breaks.