The report, Streets ahead - safe and liveable streets for children, examines the relationship between deprivation and child pedestrian casualties in Britain and the use of 20mph zones to reduce injuries and inequality. This is the first time that all the pedestrian injuries in England reported by the police in 1999 and 2000 have been mapped to the official ward index of multiple deprivation.
The research found that the numbers of child pedestrian accidents in deprived areas is far more than would be expected, even taking into account the increased risk in urban areas. The report recommends:
Tony Grayling, Associate Director of the ippr and a co-author of the report, said:
"Britain's good road safety record overall is marred by a poor record on child pedestrian safety. In Britain in 200
Contact: Abigail Smith
Imperial College London