STREET TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS IN STATISTICS

STRASSENVERKEHRSUNFAELLE VON KINDERN UND JUGENDLICHEN IN DERSTATISTIK

WHEN COMPARED WITH ACCIDENT RECORDS FOR1970, 1974 SHOWED A CONSIDERABLE REDUCTION IN THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS. THIS TENDENCY WAS ALSO EVIDENT IN ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS ALTHOUGH IN THIS CASE, THE DECLINE WAS CLEARLY FAR BEHIND THE AVERAGE. IT WAS NOTICEABLE THAT ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS WERE OF A PARTICULARLY MINOR NATURE. IN REGARD TO CAUSES, IT MAY BE SAID THAT CHILDREN IN THE 3 TO 9 AGE GROUP ARE MOSTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCIDENTS. FOR ALL AGE GROUPS FEWER WOMEN THAN MEN ARE FULLY TO BLAME IN ACCIDENT CAUSATION. IN CONSIDERING THE CAUSES OF ACCIDENTS, IT SHOULD BE RECOGNISED THAT CROSSING THE ROAD AND STEPPING OUT SUDDENLY FROM BEHIND OBJECTS WHICH OBSTRUCT THE VIEW, LEAD TO MOST ACCIDENTS IN THE GROUP FROM UNDER 6 TO UNDER 10 AGE. IN THE 10 TO 15 AGE GROUP THE NON OBSERVANCE OF RIGHT OF WAY TRAFFIC SIGNS AND INCORRECT TURNING OFF TO THE LEFT INTO ANOTHER STREET MAY BE REGARDED AS ADDITIONAL CAUSES. NO MAIN FACTOR PERTAINING TO CAUSE COULD BE DETERMINED IN THE CASE OF ADOLESCENTS. THE TIME OF DAY AT WHICH ACCIDENTS OCCURRED SHOWS THAT SCHOOL CHILDREN OFTEN HAD ACCIDENTS BETWEEN 7 AM AND 8 AM AND BETWEEN 12 NOON AND 7 PM, THAT IS, ON THE WAY TO AND FROM SCHOOL. THIS PARTICULAR RISK TO CHILDREN IS ALSO INDICATED BY THE FACT THAT FEWER CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

  • Authors:
    • SCHULTE, P
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01304502
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 9:58AM