Families scared to walk to school because of road safety fears

People feel frightened when they make journeys on foot or on bikes, survey finds.

A survey from road safety charity Brake revealed 38% of respondents have felt scared by traffic while out walking or cycling in their neighbourhood.

It also found 65% of people believe more should be done to make routes to schools safer for children on foot and bike.

The majority of those who took part in the survey (67%) said they would like there to be more paths, cycle paths and crossings in their neighbourhood.

In 2014, 53 children under 16 were killed and 2,029 were seriously injured on British roads. The majority (80%) were on foot or bicycle at the time.

In another study, Brake discovered 44% of drivers admit they have broken a 20mph speed limit by at least 5mph in the…

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