Children tell drivers to slow down

Nine in 10 children in the East of England say drivers go too fast in their neighbourhood - and one in 14 have already been knocked down.

Road Safety charity Brake surveyed 1,566 children aged 9-13 for Road Safety week and found nearly all of them think drivers go too fast around their homes and schools.

Shockingly, one in 14 children in the East of England (7%) say they have been knocked down while walking or cycling.

Here are our local figures from the Department for Transport (KSI means Killed or Seriously Injured)

BEDFORDSHIRE      25 killed - 247 KSI -  2217 casualties

HERTFORDSHIRE     36 killed - 377 KSI -  3956 casualties

NORTHANTS         34 killed - 357 KSI -  1948 casualties

CAMBRIDGESHIRE    23 killed -  459 KSI - 3602 casualties

THAMES VALLEY     81 killed -  877 KSI -  8114 casualties

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