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New national strategy calls for vulnerable road users to be put first

11 October 2018

Story from RoSPA

The needs of vulnerable road users including pedestrians, cyclists, children and older people must become a priority in local planning processes if the level of road deaths and serious injuries is to be addressed, according to a new strategy.

RoSPA has published  Safe and active at all ages: a national strategy to prevent serious accidental injuries in England.

Among its recommendations on road safety, the document calls for particular attention to be paid to lower speeds in built-up areas, and the promotion of active travel as a positive option.

It also calls for pedestrian training for children at Key Stages 1 and 2, the collection of work-related road accident statistics and help for employers to manage occupational road risk, the promotion of self-assessment tools to enable older drivers to stay on the road safely for longer, and action on young driver safety.

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