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Last Updated: Thursday March 17 2005 07:58 GMT

Your help wanted for safer roads

A pedestrian crossing a road in London
A road safety charity wants your help so it can find out which are the most dangerous roads in Britain.

Brake says road accidents are the biggest killer of children aged 12-16 and wants people to call their hotline to report dangerous roads.

The charity is especially concerned about roads near schools and wants cars to drive more slowly near them.

Brake says it will write a report with all the most dangerous roads in, which it will pass on to the government.

People who ring the Zak the Zebra hotline will be sent something called a Zak Pak which will help them set up road safety campaigns in their area.

It's not the first time children have been asked to name unsafe streets where they live.

In 2004 Walton Bridge Road in Shepperton, south-west London, and Hagley Road in Dudley, West Midlands were named joint winners after a hunt for Britain's most dangerous roads.

The number for the Zak the Zebra hotline is 0800 068 7780.



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