Road safety ‘huge concern for parents’

Parents have commented that the safety of their children on the roads is one of their greatest concerns, it has been reported.

According to the Community Support study from Cambridge University, many mums and dads worry that their offspring will be hit by a car whenever they leave the house without them.

With 71 children killed on foot on roads in the UK over the last year, road safety charity Brake has commented that motorists need to watch their speed when they drive.

"Brake urges drivers to slow down in any location where children are using roads and is calling on government to require local authorities to introduce 20 mph zones around homes and schools," said head of campaigns at the firm Cathy Keeler.

This comes as statistics from the Department for Transport show that there were 3,150 fatalities among people of all ages in the UK during 2006.

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