Ethnic and economic inequalities in road traffic injuries.
Black child pedestrians are almost three times more likely to be injured or killed on the roads than their peers. As part of their programme of work to tackle these inequalities, Transport for London commissioned ETHNOS to understand the disparity in accident rates.
A range of different methods were used. These included:
- Analysis of statistical evidence on ethnic and economic inequalities across London.
- Mapping of “hot spots” (areas of high deprivation, minority ethnic concentration and road traffic injury).
- Production of guidelines on community engagement to reduce inequalities in road traffic injuries.
- Evaluation of seven pilot community engagement projects to reduce road traffic injury inequalities in identified “hot spots”.
Based on the research evidence and evaluation findings, ETHNOS devised a comprehensive training programme of community engagement for local authority road safety professionals and community partners.