Fuel Card News Motoring Updates: 120,000 children march for safer roads
Brake’s Giant Walking Bus march, an annual event which campaigns for better road safety, this week (20 June) saw 120,000 school kids taking part.
Part of Brake's ‘Kids Say Slow Down’ campaign, the national road safety charity organise the march to raise awareness about the dangers of traffic, particularly for young children.
The UK has the second lowest road death rate in the EU, however its child pedestrian death rate is higher than 10 other EU countries.
In an attempt to curb this high death rate, Brake is calling for more 20mph limits which have been highly effective in improving safety, especially for children on foot, in cities such as London and Hull.
Julie Townsend, Deputy Chief Executive of Brake, says: "The Giant Walking Bus is all about schools, kids and communities saying yes to safe walking – because children should be able to walk in their own neighbourhoods without being endangered.
“Drivers everywhere can help make roads safer for children by pledging to slow down to 20mph or below around schools, homes and shops, or avoiding driving altogether if possible, especially for short journeys. It's a simple commitment that can make a huge difference, helping to create safer, greener, more family-friendly communities."
In other news, fleet software specialist CFC Solutions has welcomed new compulsory tyre labelling which it says will allow fleets to make better informed buying decisions.
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This News Story posted by James Knight.