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Road safety more concern than 'stranger danger'

According to a poll by transport charity Sustrans, more than 40% of parents of five to 11-year olds say they are more concerned about road safety for their children, than 'stranger danger'.

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'44% of parents consider road safety biggest concern'

A total of 470 parents who have a child aged five to 11 who travels to and from school were polled in a survey from the sustainable transport charity Sustrans.

In the parents survey it showed:

  • 18% said their child had experienced a vehicle not stopping at a pedestrian crossing
  • 13% said their child had experienced a speeding vehicle nearly hitting them.
  • 5% said their child had been hit by a vehicle while walking
  • 44% said the safety of their child on the road was their biggest concern.

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