TEACHING PEDESTRIAN SKILLS. A GRADED STRUCTURE

The structure of a graded scheme for teaching pedestrian skills to children based on present knowledge of what children can do and what can be taught is shown. The first point in the structure is to keep the child away from the road and path (item 1) and the final most advanced point is the adult approach of selecting a safe time rather than A safe place to cross (item 38). Between these two levels there are many skills to be acquired and these are listed in an order related to the opportunities children will have to encounter such hazards and which allows for ways in which parents try to deal with dangers. The age at which the skills listed can be acquired by most children is suggested in some instances, though more data are needed to confirm these. The 38 items and the order in which they are placed are discussed individually. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

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

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 13-17
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133695
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1976 12:00AM