Campaign to cut child road accidents after alarming Hillingdon figures

A BID to reduce the number of children killed or seriously injured on the London’s roads is being made by the London Road Safety Council.   

The initiative is particularly focused at families with children transitioning from primary to secondary school.

Figures from Transport for London show that 34 children up to the age of 15 in Hillingdon were involved in a total of 657 road traffic incidents in the 2019-2020 school year.

James Parker, executive officer at the London Road Safety Council, said: “Independently walking, cycling or taking public transport to school is, for many young people, a rite of passage.

“But the sad reality is a significant number of incidents involving a child killed or seriously injured as a result of a road collision happen on the school run.”

The initiative, which provides families with a range of useful resources including videos and information packs, is spearheaded by LRSC, a charity which includes members from Transport for London, the Met Police and borough councils.

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