At the start of the UN’s Global Road Safety Week, 6–12 May, which urges action to protect pedestrians, UK schools called for steps to enable kids to walk in their area without being endangered – adding to growing calls for all our communities to GO 20 by switching to 20mph limits.
A survey by the charity Brake and Hampson Hughes Solicitors of 500 UK primary schools revealed teachers are deeply concerned about pupils’ ability to walk or cycle to school safely. So much so that more than three in four (77%) feel compelled to actively campaign to make local roads safer for kids.
Eight in 10 schools (81%) want 20mph limits in their area while only one in 10 (12%) say they already have 20mph limits.
Brake teamed up with London Fields Primary School and Hackney Council to launch the findings and show how GOing 20 can make a big difference to kids. Read more.