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Fear of traffic

Two in five children are scared by the roads when they are on foot and three-quarters want to see more speed cameras, a survey of 1,500 seven to 14-year-olds by the road safety charity, Brake, has revealed. Around half say the road outside their school is dangerous, and a similar number think they need a safer place to cross outside school. One in 10 said they had been hit by a vehicle, and 59 per cent said they knew someone who had been killed or hurt in a crash.

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