A COMPARISON ON INTERVIEWS AND OBSERVATION TO OBTAIN MEASURES OF CHILDREN'S EXPOSURE TO RISK AS PEDESTRIANS

A sample of children aged 5-11 years were discretly followed home from school by female observers who recorded their behaviour at each road crossing on concealed tape recorders. The day after being followed each child was interviewed about his or her activities the previous day. Comparison was made between the children's reported exposure to traffic and the findings of our previous studies and between the children's reports and observation of their journeys. The comparisons indicate that children slightly under-report their actual exposure but confirm our earlier findings that there is a highly significant increase in exposure with age but no difference in exposure between boys and girls, over the age range studies.

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    • Study sponsored by Transport and Road Research Laboratory, England.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Routledge, D A
    • Repetto-Wright, R
    • HOWARTH, C I
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

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  • Accession Number: 00081244
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM