Parliament & politics: Child deaths

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The Independent Online
A LEADING paediatrician has urged the Government not to back down over plans to penalise motorists for excessive car use.

Dr Ian Roberts, of Great Ormond Street Hospital, has written an open letter to Tony Blair, pointing out the high number of child deaths that are caused by cars. He said youngsters from the lowest socioeconomic group were five times more likely to be killed on the road than those from the highest.

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