THE BEHAVIOUR OF 3 TO 7 YEAR OLD CHILDREN WHEN CROSSING A ROAD UNDER DIVERSIONARY CONDITIONS

DAS VERHALTEN VON 3- BIS 7JAEHRIGEN KINDERN BEI DER STRASSENUEBERQUERUNG UNTER ABLENKUNGSBEDINGUNGEN

The work under discussion considers a systematic investigation into the behaviour of 3 to 7 year old children in traffic when there are special diversions. As a result of previous experience concerning the age-dependent development of attentiveness, perception and concentration faculties in children, it was to be expected that children would exhibit relatively riskier and inattentive behaviour when diverted by games, animals, friends, etc than when they were concentrating upon the traffic. The results of the investigation show that 3 year olds hardly show any adequate road crossing behaviour. The 5 year old children under normal road crossing circumstances are no better than 4 year olds, but are not so easily diverted. The 6 and 7 year olds are very sure of themselves in traffic, as long as they are not diverted. The behaviour of this age group under diversionary conditions is fundamentally more inattentive and riskier than assumed. These results should be used in traffic instruction. Every training programme for children in traffic should include training in a diversionary situation.

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    Verkehrsblatt-Verlag

    Hohestrasse 39
    Dortmund,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Limbourg, M
    • Gerber, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 10-13
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00309775
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM