BRADFORD district recorded the highest number of child road casualties in the region in 2020, new figures show.

According to the Department for Transport data, the district's casualty toll was 123.

Whilst the figure was the highest in Yorkshire and the Humber, it represented a 20 per cent drop compared to the district's 2019 total.

Region-wide in 2020, 1,024 children under the age of 16 were killed or injured on the roads.

Road safety charity Brake is campaigning for measures to help reduce dangers to young pedestrians.

It has provided schools with a children's 'manifesto', which they can use to ask decision-makers to address local road dangers.

The manifesto also calls for road safety to be included in the curriculum for all schoolchildren.

And youngsters took to the streets around their schools, as part of Brake's Kids Walk initiative, to raise awareness of the need for safer journeys.

Scott Williams, for Brake, said: "It's every child's right to be able to walk in their community without fear of traffic and pollution.

"It is vital that children can walk safely in the places where they live.

"We're delighted that so many children, schools and families took part in Kids Walk 2022."