1,000 children injured in traffic

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18 September 2007, BRUSSELS – The most recent figures from the Belgian Institute for Traffic Safety (BIVV) for the year 2002 indicate that 1,000 minors were injured on the Belgian roads during that year, and 82 children were killed. The newspaper La Dernière Heure reports on Tuesday.

18 September 2007

BRUSSELS – The most recent figures from the Belgian Institute for Traffic Safety (BIVV) for the year 2002 indicate that 1,000 minors were injured on the Belgian roads during that year, and 82 children were killed. The newspaper La Dernière Heure reports on Tuesday.

More than half of the young people wounded or killed were passengers in a car. One third of the accidents occurred on the way to or from school. The federal government and the regions have invested in decreasing the risk of accidents in the so-called "30 zone" around schools.

The BIVV will publish a brochure to mark the start of the new school year containing recommendations and clarification for motorists with regard to the "30 zone."

More than 1,000 people die on the roads in Belgium each year.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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