Child road injuries peak in July

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Research from RAC Foundation confirms that more children die on the roads in the longer summer days than in winter. The month with the biggest number of child road casualties in Britain is July, according to research based on a five-year average from 2010-14.

227 under-15s were killed or seriously injured during this period, from a total of 1,733 casualties in that age group.

There are fewer injuries in the winter. The lowest monthly averages were recorded in December, when 122 children were killed or hurt out of 1,103 casualties.

Areas with higher injury rates

Blackpool, Hyndburn, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, north-east Lincolnshire, East Lindsey, Boston, Ceredigion, Preston and Liverpool were among the regions with highest child casualties, according to the RAC research.

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