15 Dec 2009
Wirral Road Safety, the shocking truth
Final figures for road safety in Wirral including the most recent data for 2008 have now been analysed. They show that vulnerable road users are much more at risk in Wirral when compared with the national average. Indeed, figures for pedestrians are amongst the worst in the whole country
Using the government's own preferred measure encompassing data over the past three years the figures show:
Pedestrians: taking all ages together, Wirral rates are 30% above the UK average. For children, Wirral rates are 80% above the UK average.
Cyclists: the total rate is 15% above the UK average; for child cyclists, the Wirral rate is 48% above the UK average,
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Surveys undertaken by the Green Party show that residents on Well Lane in Tranmere are very concerned about road safety.