CHILDREN'S VIEWS ON ROAD SAFETY AND ON ADULTS' DRIVING
A survey was carried out by social surveys (gallup poll) Ltd for general accident and fire life assurance corporation plc. In this survey, children aged 9-16 were asked for their views on road safety and on their parents' driving. When asked about dangers which threatened children of their age, 23% spontaneously mentioned road accidents, 3% had been hurt in a road accident while crossing the road last year and 22% had experienced a near miss. Among girls, 47% said they worry about crossing roads, but only 28% of boys said so: 4% of 9-10 year old boys said they were not allowed to cross busy roads on their own. When asked about parents' driving, 37% said only their fathers drive, 4% that only their mothers did and the rest said both did; 44% preferred their fathers' driving out of those who had two parents who could drive. Questions about particular aspects od driving, when related to safety, generally showed that fathers drove less safely (a).
Dorset Institute for Higher Education, EnglandCenter for Safety Research, Holland House, Oxford Road
Bournemouth, Dorset, England
- SHEPPARD, D
- Publication Date: 1987
- Pagination: 28 p.
- Issue Number: 5
- TRT Terms: Adults; Aptitude; Children; Crashes; Driver experience; Drivers; Driving; Females; Human beings; Interviewing; Knowledge; Safety; Statistics
- ITRD Terms: 1643: Accident; 1747: Adult; 1758: Child; 1667: Crossing the road; 2226: Driving aptitude; 2225: Experience (human); 9147: Interview; 1787: Man; 1665: Safety; 6555: Statistics; 1788: Woman
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00498739
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
- Files: ITRD, TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1990 12:00AM