Road danger and equalities
Road danger does not affect all children equally; some are more likely to be injured in a road traffic crash than others. Across the UK, boys are more likely to be injured as pedestrians than girls (Department for Transport, 2013). Children from relatively disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds have higher pedestrian injury risks than children from more advantaged households (Graham et al 2005) and children from some ethnic minority groups have higher pedestrian injury rates than White children (Thomson and Tolmie, 2001).
This briefing, produced as part of the Engage London programme, looks at the relationship between road safety and equalities.