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Pedestrian casualties higher among BAME people and in poor areas

Overview

Organisation:
Living Streets

Media type:
Research

Topic:
Community & participation

Setting:
Community, Families / residential, Individuals, Town centres / Urban

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Britain’s poorest people and people from ethnic minority groups already bear the brunt of traffic congestion and air pollution. This important new report shows that they are also more likely to be a casualty on Britain’s dangerous roads
Deprivation doubles the risk of becoming a pedestrian casualty. People from an ethnic minority (excluding non-white minorities) are 25% more likely to be a casualty than white pedestrians.

Key statistics

People from an ethnic minority
are 25% more likely to be a casualty than white pedestrians
It is likely to be due, in part, to the amount of time spent as a pedestrian. The National Travel Survey shows that people from ethnic minorities and deprived backgrounds are more likely to walk and less likely to have a car.
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