DRIVING SPEED AS THE CAUSE OF THE TYPICAL CHILD ACCIDENT AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

DIE FAHRGESCHWINDIGKEIT ALS URSACHE FUER DEN TYPISCHEN KINDERUNFALL UND SEINE FOLGEN

An international comparison of road accidents shows that Federal Germany has the highest number involving children. The question of child protection can basically be reduced to a single problem when considering lorry drivers: how can lorry drivers be persuaded to reduce their driving speed to suit areas where children are playing? The report describes possible valid legal rules, for example general speed restrictions in residential areas to 30 km/hour, or the erection of road signs such as "playing road". The author concludes that traffic regulations alone cannot protect the child from the dangers of road traffic. He deals in detail with ideas practiced already in Holland using residential precincts or residential areas which have minimum traffic disturbance. The results of some experiments carried out in Federal Germany using residential zones should be awaited, especially those carried out in north-rhine westphalia, before the question of appropriate legal regulations in this respect can be discussed. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Deutscher Verkehrsgerichtstag 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Deutsche Akademie fuer Verkehrswissenschaft

    Leinpfad 100
    Hamburg,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Engeland, J
  • Publication Date: 1978

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 276-282

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM