'Look out for your mates' TfL warns in teen road safety campaign
PUBLISHED: 16:00 22 June 2010 | UPDATED: 16:11 05 October 2010
TRANSPORT for London has kicked off its summer Teen Road Safety campaign with the good news that it can no longer say Every day a teenager is killed or seriously injured on London Roads . In Tower Hamlets 11 teenagers were killed or seriously injured on
TRANSPORT for London has kicked off its summer Teen Road Safety campaign with the good news that it can no longer say 'Every day a teenager is killed or seriously injured on London Roads'.
In Tower Hamlets 11 teenagers were killed or seriously injured on the roads last year.
The 2009 road casualty figures, published last week, found that 301 teenagers were killed or seriously injured on London Roads last year, an 18 per cent decrease from 367 in 2008.
Overall the number of deaths and serious injuries has fallen by almost 55 per cent since 2000.
But teenagers are being warned to 'Look out for your mates' with a poster and internet campaign by TfL.
Teenagers are more likely to be involved in a road accident than any other age group in the capital.
Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London's Transport Advisor, said: "For the numbers to be going in the right direction year on year proves we are doing something right.
"But the grim fact is that 17 teenagers died on London's roads last year, and 284 others were seriously injured.
"That is 301 casualties too many and means we cannot afford to be complacent."
The teen road safety campaign is part of a long-term TfL road safety campaign that works to reduce the number of young road users who are killed or are seriously injured in the capital.
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