TRAFFIC SAFETY OF CHILDREN. APPENDIX 5: THE OCCURRENCE OF CHILDREN IN TRAFFIC AS PEDESTRIAN, CYCLIST AND MOPEDIST

BARNS TRAFIKSAEKERHET. BILAGA 5: BARNS FOEREKOMST I TRAFIKEN SOM FOTGAENGARE, CYKLIST OCH MOPEDIST

The occurrence of children in traffic (their traffic exposure) has two sides. One is that it causes accident hazards. Precautionary measures would be chosen and worked out with regard to the age that the child is found in different traffic situations. Some of the measures are restrictions, supervision of the child, separation and regulation measures which means preventing the admission of motor vehicle traffic in such areas where children's outdoor activities occur. The other side of children's traffic exposure is that the exposure is not only causing risks but it also involves continuous training for the children. To manage the traffic the child has to develop some certain skills, at first hand its perceptive skill. In this appendix a survey is given of the present knowledge of the occurrence of children in traffic as pedestrians, cyclists and mopedists. In the matter of car traffic, continuous measurements are made that make it possible to estimate the passenger and freight transport work of the country. No such measurements are made on the traffic work that pedestrians, cyclists and mopedists do. The basis for estimating the occurrence of children in traffic is therefore consisting of specific investigations, more or less restricted, and it is therefore not possible to describe their occurrence in traffic in the same general way that can be done for car traffic. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kommunikationsdepartementet

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

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308951
  • 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