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Road safety and disadvantage

28 January 2007

Last month The UK Government  announced that it has met its target to reduce road casualties in disadvantaged areas.

Since the target was set, road casualties in the 88 most deprived districts in England have fallen by 19% beside a fall of 15% for England as a whole. The target was introduced in 2002 as part of the Government's response following research which showed that children from the poorest communities are up to five times more likely to be involved in road accidents than some of their better off peers. More details...

RoadSafe supports The Neighbourhood Road Safety Initiative (NRSI) which has been set up to find fresh and innovative ways to reduce road casualties, particularly those involving children. http://www.nrsi.org.uk/