Drive safely plea from Brake

ROAD safety charity Brake is calling on drivers to slow down for kids this summer to prevent holiday tragedies.

Motorists are being urged to drive at 20mph or below in built up areas, as research shows that more than four in five people worry about the safety of children on streets around their homes because of fast traffic.

Julie Townsend, campaigns director of Brake, said: “We all want to live in safe communities where everyone is able to get out and about. Unfortunately many children can’t do this without having to negotiate streets plagued by fast traffic that poses a serious risk to their safety.

“It’s time that all drivers took responsibility and slowed down to 20mph or below when driving in communities, so everyone, especially children, can enjoy their local neighbourhood safely.”