Posted by Ros Connors

Charity calls for measures to reduce traffic speed around schools

Brake, the road safety charity, is calling for measures to end speeding traffic around all schools in the UK, as parents report roads aren’t safe for their children to walk or wheel to school.

According to new research published by Brake, more than three-quarters (78%) of parents and carers surveyed would like roads near their home and children’s schools to have a speed limit of 20mph. In addition, 85% of those surveyed said they would like to see Government doing more to make roads safer in their community.

Of the 2,000 parents and carers of primary schoolchildren surveyed, more than two-thirds (69%) would like their children to walk or wheel to school more often, but many say they can’t because the roads are too busy (39%) and the traffic moves too fast (24%).

Ros spoke to Lucy Straker from Brake.

Photo by Joshua Hoehne on Unsplash

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