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Brake's Kids Walk

EDM (Early Day Motion) 194: tabled on 21 June 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates the tireless efforts of countless individuals and organisations, especially community groups, schools, emergency services and road safety professionals, to champion road safety and reduce deaths and serious injuries affecting the young on roads; highlights the 10,125 young people, under the age of 16, killed, seriously injured or slightly injured on roads in the UK in 2020, including 644 in Northern Ireland, despite the covid-19 outbreak reducing traffic and the fact that no level of casualties is acceptable; welcomes £2 billion investment into active travel schemes; congratulates Brake’s Kids Walk on 22 June 2022 as a focus of community efforts to raise awareness; notes that over 90,000 schoolchildren from over 600 schools will be speaking out about road safety and the steps that can be taken to stop these avoidable tragedies affecting some of the most vulnerable in communities; further notes that on average six children are killed or seriously injured on UK roads every day; reiterates the WHO's findings that deaths from road traffic injuries are the single biggest killer of children and young people aged five to 29 globally and that exposure to air pollution, inclusive of vehicle emissions, is seriously damaging children’s health; supports Brake’s continuous drive to push for safer road journeys enabling children to walk in their community without fear of traffic and pollution; and urges the Government to implement statutory guidance for teaching road safety in UK schools so children can understand road danger and learn more.