Child road safety

Child road safety broadly covers the areas of child restraint use, driveway safety, bicycle and scooter riding and pedestrian skills. While parents play a critical role in ensuring the safety of their children and have a responsibility to educate their children about safe road safety practices, there may be inconsistencies between the perceived and actual injury risks to children. This project aimed to determine parents’ current knowledge on child road safety and identify those aspects of child road safety that are least well understood. The research found that awareness and compliance with the law was relatively high for all parents, however there was some evidence that compliance with the law diminishes as children become older. This highlights the importance of parents knowing when to transition children into the next size restraint. Parents with babies were also most vigilant with having restraints professionally fitted and regularly checking they are using the restraint correctly and appear to be less concerned with child restraint related issues as children get older. Very few children aged 7 and younger were walking or cycling independently, with parents considering the ideal age for independent travel being between 9 and 12 years. These issues appear to be exacerbated in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 61p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 17/01

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01627504
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9780994566621
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 27 2017 12:24PM