TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS TO CHILDREN - AN ANALYSIS OF 4100 CASES

VERKEHRSUNFAELLE IM KINDESALTER - EINE ANALYSE VON 4100 FAELLEN

ONE CHILD DIES AS THE RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT EVERY HOUR. THE MOST ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CHILDREN OCCUR IN THE MORNING BETWEEN 10.00 AND 12.00 HRS AND IN THE AFTERNOON BETWEEN 15.00 AND 17.00 HRS. MOST ENDANGERED ARE TWO TO SIX YEAR OLDS. THEY COMPRISE 50% OF ALL ACCIDENTS TO CHILDREN. 20% OF ALL ACCIDENTS OCCUR IN TRAFFIC, AND THIS GROUP SHOWS THE GREATEST NUMBER OF DEATHS OR MULTIPLE INJURIES. QUESTIONING OF 1000 CHILDREN SHOWED THAT THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF TRAFFIC IS VERY POOR, ACCORDING TO THE EVALUATION CRITERIA ONE THIRD OF THE CHILDREN WOULD NOT ACHIEVE A PASS MARK IN THIS SUBJECT. 52% OF CHILD PASSENGERS IN CARS AND 36% OF CHILDREN ON BICYCLES TRAVEL IN PERIL OF THEIR LIVES.

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  • Accession Number: 01292663
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:37AM