TRAFFIC SAFETY OF CHILDREN. APPENDIX 4: THE ABILITY OF CHILDREN TO MANAGE THE DEMANDS OF THE TRAFFIC AND THE POSSIBILITY TO DEVELOP THEIR ABILITY BY TRAINING

BARNS TRAFIKSAEKERHET. BILAGA 4: BARNS FOERMAAGA ATT KLARA AVA TRAFIKENS KRAV OCH MOEJLIGHETEN ATT UTVECKLA DERAS FOERMAAGA MED TRAENING

In general, there are two points of view on a child's ability to manage the demands that the traffic makes. The first is that a child has not the qualifications for making certain judgements and decisions before they have reached A certain stage of development. Even though the children are given special training, they would not be able to manage the judgements and decisions that are required for i.e. crossing a busy street. The other point of view is that a child, quite early, has the qualifications for making the judgements and the decisions that are required in the traffic, but is devoid of experience. By appropriate training, worked out in a way that it, to a certain degree, replaces the missed experience, the children's ability to manage the demands of traffic will be improved. In this appendix is given a survey of the research in these domains. The first chapter is treating children's ability to manage the judgements and the decisions that the traffic demands. The second chapter is treating the behaviour of children when they cross a roadway. The third chapter is presenting some certain investigations where the possibility of improving children's behaviour by education and training has been studied. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kommunikationsdepartementet

    Fack
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • SPOLANDER, K
  • Publication Date: 1979

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DS K 1979:6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM