WHY ARE CHILDREN INJURED IN TRAFFIC? CAN WE PREVENT CHILD ACCIDENTS IN TRAFFIC?
This investigation concerns traffic accidents in Sweden in the years 1958 and 1969 involving children aged 1-10 years in which the children have been acting participants in traffic. The material comprises 182 complete police investigations including preliminary investigation records, which have been analyzed. The major proportion of children were pedestrians, a minor part bicyclists; a few others were using winter vehicles, etc. It was determined that 1/7 of the pedestrians behaved completely correctly, but were injured anyway; 1/5 of the bicyclists were hit by cars, in spite of the fact that they behaved correctly. Drivers were poorly informed about children's behavior in traffic, and therefore, expected too much of them. It is shown that it is impossible to radically lower the amount of children's accidents by teaching them safety measures, even though this still has to be done as well as possible.
Skandia Insurance Company, LimitedForlagstjahst, S10360
Stockholm 3, Sweden
- Sandels, S
- Publication Date: 1974-6
- Pagination: 87 p.
- TRT Terms: Adolescents; Bicycles; Crash rates; Pedestrian-vehicle crashes; Safety education
- Old TRIS Terms: Minors
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00265329
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: Skandia Report II
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM