Deprivation and road safety in London - a report to the London Road Safety Unit

This report explores the associations between deprivation and road traffic injury risk for different road user groups. There is a relationship between deprivation and injury risk in London, both across the boroughs and inindividual boroughs. The strongest relationship with deprivation is for pedestrians and adult cyclists. Exposure is likely to account for some of the difference since children in deprived areas are more likely to travel as pedestrians. People who classify themselves as black are also more likely to travel as pedestrians. It is considered important to make walking andcycling safer by reducing road traffic volume and speed. Current policy and practice across London on addressing deprivation in road safety are discussed, including specific coverage of deprivation by road safety teams and interventions tailored at specific needs of different sectors of the population. Strategies that move towards reducing a major cause of inequality by reducing exposure differentials of different sectors of the population are recommended.

  • Authors:
    • EDWARDS, P
    • GREEN, J
    • ROBERTS, I
    • GRUNDY, C
    • LACHOWYCZ, K
  • Publication Date: 2008

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 127p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01100165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: May 27 2008 9:53AM