Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Leading Cause Of Death For Ages 5 to 40 ? Guess ...


From movementforliveablelondon.com : 
Road death is the leading cause of death for those aged between 5 and 40 [In the UK]. You are four times more likely to be killed in a crash than from murder.

The domination of our public spaces by motorised vehicles means that every time you step out, especially on foot or on a bike, you take a risk like no other – this is the price we pay for an over-motorised and car dependent society.

And yet the police allocate only a fraction of resources to enforcement, compared to that invested in preventing other crimes. Those injured by dangerous, speeding or drink drivers are not even included in [UK] counts of victims of crime statistics. Speeding vehicles was the most common type of anti-social behaviour reported in the British Crime Survey - until it was dropped from the survey.
Now this issue is the subject of one of MFLL's Street Talks, a series of open forums to discuss what can be done to make London a more liveable city.

July's Street Talk - "Towards a safer and fairer city – traffic justice in London" is by Amy Aeron-Thomas, who is the Executive Director of RoadPeace, and takes place at The Yorkshire Grey, 2 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8PN at 7pm.

See the full article here. 

Movement for Liveable London promotes discussion on how changing the way we travel can create a fairer, healthier, greener and more pleasant future for London.