Fleet News

Road Safety Week: Nextbase’s Brooker named Road Safety Hero by Brake

Road Safety Hero, Road Safety Week

Bryn Brooker, Nextbase’s head of road safety, has been recognised as an official Road Safety Hero by Brake as part of Road Safety Week.

He was selected as a road safety hero primarily for his work on Nextbase’s not-for-profit police reporting system - the National Dash Cam Safety Portal (NDCSP). The system has been a huge passion project and a big part of Bryn’s work in recent years.

The portal now has 38 of the UK’s 43 police forces on board and has received almost 40,000 uploads being submitted since its inception three years ago.

Latest data also shows that police have received 60% more reports of serious driving offences compared to November 2020, showing a huge increase since motorists have got back on the roads following the national lockdown earlier in the year.

In addition to the portal, Brooker has also worked on the launch of an Emergency SOS system and Intelligent Parking Mode in the current range of Nextbase Dash Cams.

The Emergency SOS system triggers in the event of a traffic incident where the driver is unresponsive and can alert the emergency services with the exact location and approved personal details.

With the Intelligent Parking Mode feature turned on, a Nextbase Dash Cam can detect movement on a vehicle even when the ignition and Dash Cam are turned off.

When movement is detected, the Dash Cam will turn on and start recording, capturing the incident and evidence for insurers and potentially the police.

Jason Wakeford, head of campaigns for Brake, said: “Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest annual road safety campaign and is a great opportunity to speak up for road safety.

“This year everyone can acknowledge and celebrate the heroic efforts of people working to save lives on roads across the country - and recognise that we can all be road safety heroes by using roads safely and taking actions for road safety in our families, schools, communities and where we work.

“We have been aware of Bryn Brooker and his work for Nextbase and road safety for a while, making him a worthy road safety hero.”

Brooker said: “I am very proud to have been named as a Road Safety Hero by the country’s leading road safety charity. This is really recognition for our whole team, who all work incredibly hard in creating all of the innovations for our products and the NDCSP.

"We have been hugely encouraged by the effects we are already seeing from our Portal and hope our work continues to assist in making the UK’s, and the world’s, roads safer.”

Fleet News Awards 2022: 'back in black'

The sun has set (and, indeed, the rain subsided) on the Fleet News Awards 2021 Summer Garden Party and our gaze is now firmly fixed on a return to our traditional home at Grosvenor House Hotel for the 2022 Awards.

Sponsorship: contact Lucy Herbert and Emma Rogers now to discuss the opportunities available.

Table bookings: ensure you are part of the Fleet News Awards 2022.  Premium tables, standard tables and tickets available - celebrate with your colleagues, meet old friends and make new acquaintances. Call Michaela Brock on 01733 468000 or email michaela.brock@bauermedia.co.uk.

Covid safety

Awards website

Click here for safety and risk management best practice and procurement insight

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Related content

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee