Children tell drivers to slow down

23 November 2010, 05:45

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