Children are in the greatest need of protection in traffic. They cannot express their own views, and adults must therefore speak for them. It is hard for adults to realise how children see and experience traffic, since their experiences when they were children were quite different. Traffic today is vastly different from that even 10 years ago. The report describes how, as part of the traffic training in schools, a class of 11-year-olds carried out a traffic survey near their school and then discussed the problems with the local authority. A description is given of local authority traffic safety work, the growth of vehicular traffic, and the accidents and health problems this has given rise to as regards children and teenagers. The difficulties they experience as pedestrians, cyclists, moped riders and travellers on school buses are described. Examples are given of planning with regard to traffic environment. Problems involved in improving traffic safety, resolving conflicts between pedestrians, traffic and nature conservancy considerations, etc, are discussed. (TRRL)

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    Swedish Road Safety Office

    Fack S-17120
    Solna 1,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1983


  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00387207
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 3 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 1984 12:00AM