Around 7 in 10 people believe that more drivers would leave the car behind for the school run if they thought that the journey would be safer on foot.

A survey, undertaken by Brake, has found that many people feel to scared for their own safety to walk the journey to their child’s school.

It did also show, however, that many would choose to stop using their car if they thought that their safety wasn’t in danger.

Sixty-five per cent of people questioned thought that school routes should be improved for walkers and cyclists, while 67 per cent would also like more dedicated walking and cycling paths.

The survey was conducted to mark Brake’s 2016 Giant Walk. Gary Rae, director of communications and campaigns, said: “Brake’s Giant Walk is a great way for schools to highlight the need for safer roads in their communities to enable children to be able to walk or cycle to school without fear or threat from traffic.

“Every year as part of this fantastic event, schools use resources and support from Brake to run lessons across a variety of subject around the theme of road safety and active travel.

“Brake’s Giant Walk is a terrific opportunity to educate children about the importance of road safety and what advantages there are in walking to school for their own health and the environment.”

Along with this recent information, another study found that 44 per cent of drivers admit that they have broken a 20mph speed limit by at least 5mph in the last year – with one in five of those questions admitting that they brake the 20mph speed limit once a week.

Jack Evans


After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

June 15, 2016

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