TRANSPORT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN. THE SCHOOL BUS AND SCHOOL BUS-STOPS

DER SCHUELERTRANSPORT. SCHULBUS UND SCHULBUSHALTESTELLEN

The object of the ideas represented in this report is to improve the existing situation connected with the transport of school children. All those responsible for road safety should be involved in a re-thinking process in favour of the weakest road-user, the child. The long term aim of the work is to reconsider the status of children (pedestrians) in road traffic, in such a manner that success will be achieved by considering the weakest road users not in a sense of "opposition" but of "partiality". Typical of the present situation is the fact that danger in the protected areas is seen, legally, not from the child's but from the driver's viewpoint. This is proven by the statistics: in the 1.523 million road accidents in 1977, 69548 children were involved, of whom 44567 were slightly injured, 23627 severely and 1354 were killed. The danger in the particularly hazardous areas of school bus stops whilst children are waiting for buses and during periods when children are leaving both buses and bus stops must be brought to the attention of drivers by the erection of signs and traffic separation and above all by a re-thinking process. In this process, for example, the driver must learn, within the framework of his training, that protected zones for pedestrians should be respected and new protected areas for pedestrians (children) must be brought into being at the expense of their own progress. The present report goes into the operational safety of school buses and bus stops. In summary there are drafts of legal changes or supplements for the consideration of school bus stops as intermediate bus stops. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Kreisverwaltung Ahrweiler

    Schutzpolizeiinspektion
    Altenahr,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • SCHMITT, G
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: 40 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM