NEW figures have revealed there are seven car crashes outside each school in Burton and South Derbyshire every year.
The statistics, collated by research body Road Safety Analysis, also uncovered that nearly 40 per cent of these incidents had resulted in at least one child being injured.
In the past six years, there have been a total of number of 6,613 car crash casualties outside schools in Derbyshire and a massive 8,590 in Staffordshire.
Of those, 819 were children in Derbyshire and 1,063 in Staffordshire.
A spokesman for Staffordshire County Council said: “Road safety is a top priority for Staffordshire.
“Motorists also have a responsibility to reduce their speed when driving past schools.”
The authority has already been working to try to slash these figures with the introduction of 20mph zones outside a host of schools across East Staffordshire.
In South Derbyshire, a greater focus has been placed on improving signage outside schools and also creating enforceable waiting restrictions in a bid to keep cars away from the school gates.
In 2011, a youngster had to be taken to hospital after being hit by a car outside Belmont Primary School, in Swadlincote.
The incident forced school bosses and highways chiefs to improve child safety in the area.
Dan Campsall, director of Road Safety Analysis, said: “Translating this wealth of data into something that is meaningful for parents, teachers and community leaders has its challenges.
“However, it is important that these groups are able to understand the immediate road risks around their schools if they are going to work effectively to secure safer communities for children in the future.”
This comes on the back of a steady rise in car crash related child injuries during the past six years.
To find out exact figures for schools across the area, visit www.axainsurancezone.com/localroadsafetyindex