SCHOOL PEDESTRIAN COLLISIONS: ARE PUBLIC BELIEFS JUSTIFIED?

This study analyzed pedestrian collisions involving children 5-15 years of age, which occurred on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in an attempt to determine the extent of such collisions in unincorporated San Diego County. Schools in the unincorporated area were contacted regarding enrollment and bussing figures. It was then determined that in the 30- month period ending June 30, 1972, approximately 75,000 students were potential pedestrians traveling to and from school. During this period only 53 children were involved in traffic collisions. Of primary interest were (1) the pedestrian was at fault in 40 cases, (2) less than 10 percent occurred within one-quarter mile of a school, and (3) males tended to be involved at younger ages than females. It is recommended that a means be developed to prevent children from running into roads and that this can be partially accomplished through an attitude-altering educational process. (A)

  • Corporate Authors:

    San Diego County, California

    Department of County Engineer
    San Diego, CA  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Marsden, W E
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM