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Watch your speed. Everyone else does.

Today we are supporting a new campaign to help tackle unsafe speed across London. Just last week, one of our former pupils was clipped at the roundabout outside our school by a car that was going too fast and failed to stop in time.

Thankfully, she's OK - but it highlights the need for all our children to take extra care (and use the footbridge if possible).

The campaign is called 'Watch your speed. Everyone else does.' and highlights how the speeds that drivers feel comfortable with when behind the wheel, can be unsafe for passengers and other road users. This campaign supports TfL's commitment to Vision Zero, which aims to eliminate death and serious injury from London’s roads by 2041.

More than 100 people have tragically died on London’s roads this year. Speed is the most important determinant in both the likelihood of a collision occurring and the severity of the outcome. Inappropriate speeding accounts for 37 per cent of all deaths and serious injuries on London’s streets. It is a contributing factor for many more. New research shows almost 30 per cent of car passengers would feel uncomfortable asking a friend or family member to slow down.

So, please...Watch Your Speed. Everyone else does.