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Down with speed say walking advocates

Walking advocates are calling for lower traffic speeds as the most effective way of improving road safety.

The call follows the death of former Air Accident Inspector Ron Chippindale who was struck by a car this morning.

Director of Living Streets Aotearoa, Liz Thomas, says “While we don’t know the exact circumstances of this tragic accident, we know that lowering traffic speeds reduces the frequency and severity of accidents.”

“The message is simple: down with speed for safer roads.”

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Footpaths R 4 people

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The Footpaths R 4 People project was a direct result of customer complaints to the Royal NZ Foundationn of the Blind and the Auckland city council call centre.
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Walking children home from school a ... injury prevention measure (ACC)

ACC Chief Executive Garry Wilson hopes that momentum from the 708 primary schools and their communities taking part in Friday’s Walk Me Home Day will spur caregivers to regularly walk their children home from school.
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