Key is in town, slow down

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Scot­land’s driv­ers are be­ing en­cour­aged to play their part in re­duc­ing ac­ci­dents and se­ri­ous in­juries on ur­ban roads through a joint Scot­tish govern­ment and Road Safety Scot­land cam­paign, In Town, Slow Down.

You are seven times as likely to kill a pedes­trian if you hit them at 30mph rather than 20.

It’s im­por­tant to drive at an ap­pro­pri­ate speed for the en­vi­ron­ment and con­di­tions.

Some 95 per cent of in­jury ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing pedes­tri­ans hap­pen in built-up ar­eas.

Two thirds of peo­ple walk as a method of trans­port at least once a week. Less than half of driv­ers (47 per­cent) look out for pedes­tri­ans at junc­tions.

Half (51 per­cent) of pedes­trian ca­su­al­ties oc­cur at junc­tions.

Adult pedes­trian ca­su­al­ties peak be­tween 4pm and 6 pm on week­days and be­tween mid­night and 2am at week­ends.

Frag­ile De­pict­ing peo­ple as eggs shows how vul­ner­a­ble we all are in road ac­ci­dents

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