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Every week, on average 12 children under 15 years old are injured or killed on the roads in Lancashire, Blackburn and Blackpool

-       68% of child casualties seriously injured or killed in this age group were pedestrians

-       A significant number of young child pedestrian casualties were with an adult at the time they were killed or injured

-       Research shows that young children can't judge how fast vehicles are going or how far away they are

-       The most common cause of children being killed or seriously injured on the roads in this area is a child stepping or running into the road suddenly into the path of a vehicle

-       Children aged 11-12 are particularly vulnerable as pedestrians when they move to secondary school and start travelling independently


Read our tips and advice on keeping children safe on our roads