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12 Drivers A Day Caught Speeding Or Driving Without Care in Cornwall

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10:39am 17th November 2014
(Updated 10:39am 17th November 2014)

Pirate FM has learnt two in five children in the south west say they have been hit - or nearly hit - by a car.

The under elevens have told road safety campaigners it has happened while they have been out for a walk or on their bikes.

Charity Brake says 5 people are killed and another 61 seriously hurt on the UK's roads every day.

It is revealed Newquay, Saltash and Launceston are among the most dangerous places in Cornwall.

Each area saw ten drivers prosecuted for driving without due care and attention last year.

Across the Duchy over 4,000 more were caught for that or speeding.

Julie Townsend from Brake said: "When drivers use roads without care for others the consequences can be tragic and horrific - people killed and badly injured, lives ruined forever, because of a moment of impatience or selfishness.

"At Brake we witness the suffering that results, daily, through our work supporting people affected by road death and injury.. And there are wider consequences if we don't look out for each other on roads - people afraid to walk and cycle or let their kids walk and cycle, and unable to get out and enjoy their community and live active lifestyles.

"That's why, instead of making our streets stressful, risky places, we're asking all road users to look out for and protect each other, particularly the most vulnerable - that means drivers sticking to 20 or below in towns and villages, looking carefully at junctions, and being considerate. Ultimately, we're all just human beings trying to get around, with equal right to use the roads, not competing tribes."

Gary Rae also from Brake said: "They want to be able to use their bicycles, they want to be able to walk on our streets, but our survey looks like it's saying that they are afraid, that is something we really need to take a look at.

"I am a father and it quite worries me, what it tells me is that they are pretty fearful of being able to go out on the road, walk or cycle."

 

10:39am 17th November 2014

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