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  Kids choose worst roads in the UK
Updated 06 September 2004, 13.39
Kids have voted for dangerous roads
Children have named roads in London and Dudley as the worst in the UK to cross.

Walton Bridge Road in Shepperton, south-west London, and Hagley Road in Dudley, West Midlands are now joint winners of the title.

More than 250 children wrote in to nominate a road in their area that they dread crossing or can't cross at all.

Children who have to face Walton Bridge Road regularly said it was like a race track and they have to wait up to eight minutes to cross it.

They also described the road as littered with debris from crashed cars.

Ben, 11, from Shepperton described why he thinks it's the worst road. "When I go to my nan's house, it is impossible to cross the road to get to the swings."

No proper crossings

More needs doing to make roads safer
More needs doing to make roads safer
Children living in Dudley said the Hagley Road was too fast with no proper crossings, even though lots of them have to cross it to get to school.

The competition, organised by environmental group Transport 2000, is already getting results.

Blackpool Borough Council is now talking to the children who nominated a road in their area to find out how it can be made safer.

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