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Elderly 'struggle to make pedestrian crossings in time'

Pedestrian crossings do not allow older people enough time to cross the road, a report warns.

The study found that for those over the age of 65, 76% of men and 85% of women have a walking speed slower than that needed to use a pedestrian crossing.

This speed is set by the Department for Transport at 1.2 metres (4 ft) per second - an international standard.

The work, published in the journal Age and Ageing, calls for current pedestrian times to be reviewed.

Jenny Hill reports

  • 14 Jun 2012
  • From the section UK
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