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The Times, Transport Xtra: Dr Rachel Aldred launches new research revealing disabled and low-income pedestrians most at risk from motor vehicles incidents

Transport and Logistics 30 May 2018

still of Rachel Aldred in a short video explaining her research

Dr Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport at the University of Westminster, was featured in The Times and Transport Xtra to talk about her new research on pedestrian safety recently published in the Journal of Transport and Health.

Dr Aldred’s findings were featured in an article for The Times which revealed that for every mile walked, a low-income pedestrian is three times more likely to be injured by a motor vehicle than someone from a high-income household. The research also found that people with disabilities are five times more likely to be injured than non-disabled people.

In an article for Transport Xtra, Dr Aldred commented: “Motor vehicles cause many more injuries than are recorded by police or hospitals. They put vulnerable pedestrians – many with few other options than to walk – at high risk. There is also a very high-unreported toll of injuries to cyclists. While the data doesn’t tell us why these inequalities exist, it does suggest transport planning doesn’t do enough to protect the most vulnerable road users.”

Read the full article from Transport Xtra.

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