Copenhagen is good place to meet to talk about climate change. It is a city full of healthy stylish looking people riding around on bikes ... or rather blogs like Copenhagen Cycle Chic and Copenhagenize would have you believe that is the case ... more
Last week the DfT launched their consultation on the vision, targets and measures for improving road safety in Great Britain beyond 2010. This week has also seen coverage of the Government's Equalities Bill, which has implications for departments like the DfT ...
'The leading cause of childhood injury and death is road crashes, which kill 260,000 a year globally and injure about 10 million'.
'Children from poorer families are far more likely to die or be harmed than their better-off counterparts', according to the WHO.
'The poorer children have not shared equally in the progress of the last 20 years'.
This is not news, but is reported as news regularly by newspapers who sometimes behave in ways that suggest their readers are like goldfish ... more
2,940 people died in 2007 on the UK's roads, but more than 3,000 die each day on the world's roads. The UK has been successful in reducing road deaths and injuries over the last few decades, so perhaps developing countries, where 90% of the casualties occur, could learn from the UK ... more
As football commentators like to put it, it was déjà vu all over again with the Guardian’s recent article ‘Pedestrian road deaths linked to deprivation’. A not dissimilar headline to the 2002 article that said ‘Road death risk higher for deprived children’. Has anything changed? ... more
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