Labour Councillors have called on Westminster Council to take urgent action to safeguard the safety of school children and their parents following a report which claims that Westminster has the highest number of people of all ages injured on the roads close to schools, at 89.8 per school area, and the highest number of people killed or seriously injured, at 13 per school area.
The research, commissioned by AXA Insurance, analysed road accidents and collisions within 500 metres of school gates over a six year period. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/education/article3855850.ece
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;
“As children and their parents prepare to go back to school over the next week or so, this survey is a timely reminder of the everyday dangers of getting to school and back. The Council should look at all the ways in which safety can be improved, including looking to reduce speed limits on roads around where schools are located and by providing more wardens to stop the traffic so that children and their parents can cross safely.”