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Drivers 'should go slower when going past schools'

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Some 77 per cent of children think drivers should slow down when they are going past schools.

This is according to research carried out by Brake, the Brain Injury Group and Specsavers and highlights how youngsters are keen for motorists to show greater caution in built-up areas.

More than 40 per cent of the 8,000 kids questioned said they have nearly been hit by a car when walking or cycling, while 70 per cent would use the roads more often if they thought they were safe.

The research was carried out to mark the beginning of Road Safety Week 2012, which started today (November 19th).

Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive of Brake, said: "Everyone should be able to walk and cycle in their community without fear or threat."

This is why she is encouraging people to drive at 20 mph when they drive past schools, as opposed to the current speed limit of 30 mph.ADNFCR-2576-ID-801490567-ADNFCR

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