Wide-ranging report confirms risks faced by children in deprived areas
A report from the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has concluded that child pedestrians from the most deprived areas remain four times more likely to be killed or injured than those from wealthier districts.
The report, Improving Road Safety For Pedestrians And Cyclists In Great Britain, said the DfT should give priority to targeted road safety schemes in the areas with the highest levels of child pedestrian casualties.
It also said that irresponsible behaviour is making some cyclists a hazard to themselves and other road users. The Public Accounts Committee said the DfT should devise education, training and publicity measures to target this anti-social behaviour.
The report also called for schemes to reduce speed and added that there was 'substantial evidence' that there would be fewer road casualties if Britain put its clocks forward one hour throughout the year.
Click here to read the full Guardian news release.
UN Global Road Safety Week 2015
4-10 May 2015: resources produced here in the UK
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CURRENT SCOREYES 34% (-3%) NO 63% (+3%) NOT SURE 3% (-)
PREVIOUS SURVEYSIs the current focus on cycling having an adverse effect on the safety needs of other vulnerable road users? YES: 72% | NO: 22% | Not sure: 6% (Total responses: 337) Should the new Government introduce a graduated licensing (GDL) scheme for newly qualified drivers? YES: 86% | NO: 12% | Not sure: 2% (Total responses: 157) Should helmets be compulsory for all cyclists? YES: 38% | NO: 61% | Not sure: 1% (Total responses: 314)
'Give everyone cycle space'
This Cycling Scotland campaign asks drivers to give cyclists, especially children and young people, sufficient space when overtaking.
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