Portsmouth has highest proportion of road casualties near schools

20mph zones are in place in most of Portsmouth

20mph zones are in place in most of Portsmouth

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FIGURES have revealed that Portsmouth has the highest proportion of road casualties near schools.

Statistics by Axa and the Road Safety Analysis group found that, between 2011 and 2013, one per 405 people were involved in road accidents within 500 metres of a school.

This is despite Portsmouth becoming the first city in Britain to introduce a 20mph on all but major roads..

The same statistics also show that the city was fifth highest for the number of child road casualties within 500 metres of schools with one per 530.

Blackpool had the highest (one per 405 people) followed by Blackburn with Darwen (one per 467 people), Grimsby (one per 504 people) and Liverpool (one per 515 people).

Portsmouth was also top for the highest proportion of cycling casualties with one per 1,233 people.

Figures did not include London.

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