Letter: Pedestrians in peril

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The Independent Online
Sir: "Britain's roads are the safest in Europe" proclaims S Ferguson (letter, 9 May). In fact, the UK has the highest number of pedestrian road deaths in Europe.

1750 pedestrians were killed on UK roads in 1990 (HMSO figures), significantly more than in France (1520) or the former West Germany (1450). In terms of pedestrians killed per 100,000 of the population, the UK still ranks fifth out of 16 countries: hardly indicative of high standards of road safety.

JOHN A CRAM

York

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