Even though childhood mortality from accidents has decreased, accidents involving children still have to be regarded as a major health problem. The protection of children against accidents is therefore an important task of society. It is essential that in childhood accident prevention priority should be given to types of accident involving a high risk of severe injury. These include primarily road accidents. Research hitherto has drawn attention to the great importance of the environment in the occurrence of childhood accidents. A significant reduction of the mortality and illness rates arising from childhood accidents will probably only be brought about by a radical improvement of the normal environment of children. Legislation is of great importance in this respect, but should not be the only measure. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Federation of Pedestrian Association

    5 Buitenhof
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Gustafson, L H
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00307564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM