THE COGNITIVE ABILITY AND CHARACTERISTICS OF CHILDREN PEDESTRIANS INVOLVED IN ACCIDENTS

The studies mentioned in this article suggest that practical training may provide a more productive learning environment to children, than a traffic safety presentation that is offered in a classroom. If the reason that children have difficulty judging the distance and size of an approaching vehicle is lack of cognitive development, then a classroom education regarding safe road crossing techniques may be of little value. The results of the studies in this area may have a significant effect regarding the manner in which children are taught traffic safety and should provide a starting point for future research in this area. Statistics suggests that such training should be conducted appropriate to the most hazardous time period. Road crossing training would be most appropriate in the months of April or May in response to the increase in pedestrian accident rates in May, June and July.

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    3004 Charleton Court
    Waldorf, MD  United States  20602-2527
  • Authors:
    • Muttart, J W
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 34, 47
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  • Accession Number: 00713916
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1995 12:00AM