COMPREHENSION BY CHILDREN OF AERIAL VIEWS IN ROAD SAFETY TEACHING AIDS

Some road safety teaching aids show traffic situations from above using an oblique or composite plan view. These viewpoints are useful for showing distances between vehicles and their relative positions and courses, but might be difficult for young children to understand. Children of 6, 7 and 8 years of age were asked to interpret some of these pictures. Recognition of objects was at a high level for both viewpoints, though better for oblique views. Sight-lines for road users were usually interpreted correctly. Symbols used to indicate movement of direction of movement caused more difficulty and children were not always able to predict successfully the outcome of some of the situations shown. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Sheppard, E J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Suppl. Rpt. 152UC R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM