Driveway runover, the influence of the built environment: A case control study

A frequent cause of paediatric mortality is driveway runover injuries, which occur as a combination of human factors (child and driver), vehicle factors, and environmental factors (built environment). This study focuses on the role of the built environment as a factor for these injuries through a case control study in Auckland, New Zealand. Cases used featured children less than 7 years old whom were admitted to the hospital for treatment of their driveway runover injuries. Properties of the built environment were assessed through satellite images, site visits, and the council records. Analysis of 88 sites illustrated that risk of injury increased if the length of the driveway was greater than 12m or opened onto a local road. Risk also increased when there was the presence of more parking areas on the driveway. It was shown that risk decreased when there was a separate pedestrian pathway on the property.


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  • Accession Number: 01352405
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 13 2011 12:40PM