In The News last week I read that Portsmouth has the highest proportion of road casualties near schools.
Apparently statistics recorded between 2011 and 2013 showed that one per 405 people was involved in road accidents within 500 metres of a school.
This is in spite of Portsmouth becoming the first city in Britain to introduce a 20mph speed limit on all but major roads.
I was saddened to read this but not surprised.
Every morning on the walk to school with my daughter Caitlin, a walk which involves crossing two 20mph roads, I witness cars zoom past us at what I feel is way over the speed limit.
I can’t do anything about these stupid and irresponsible drivers who put lives at risk to get to their destination a few minutes or even seconds quicker.
But I can educate my daughters about the importance of road safety.
And I can make sure they know the Green Cross Code.
If more parents did this we could move Portsmouth from the top of that league table to the bottom.