TO LEARN OR NOT TO LEARN THE GREEN CROSS CODE

This article discusses the results of a survey carried out in 1972 in which 595 children in the 7 to 15 year age group were interviewed to determine their knowledge of the Green Cross Code. The validity of the test carried out in the survey is discussed and it is concluded that it was valid. The better recall of curb drill is believed to be due to its longer existence and learning by rote. Attention is drawn to the dangers of learning the code by heart without fully understanding it, nevertheless it is considered wise to learn it thoroughly. The part played by schools, parents and publicity is discussed. Attention is drawn to the need to understand concepts such as "pavement", "curb", and "traffic". Results are given of a survey of ability of children to read the Green Cross Code, which showed areas where teachers would have to give special attention. It is concluded that the level of recall of the code was much lower than could be wished, and that teachers are in the best position with regard to improving matters. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

    Royal Oak Centre, Brighton Road
    Purley, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • SHEPPARD, D
  • Publication Date: 1975

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  • Accession Number: 00128278
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM