Accident rates involving child pedestrians in residential areas are examined. It is suggested that children and parents have been targetted to exhaustion and that policies should now be directed towards the motorist. The events involved in a child pedestrian accident are considered. Children are found to do most of the avoiding. A system for making drivers more careful is suggested. This is based on the division of roads into either 'residential' roads or 'traffic routes' and introducing the concept of 'res ipsa loquitur' the presumption of negligence unless proved otherwise. On residential roads parked cars would be restricted by a second kerb (the kerb being prominent in road safety teaching) and pedestrians given priority. Children would be dissuaded from crossing traffic routes. For the covering abstract see IRRD 877084.

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    Gower Publishing

    Brookfield, VT  United States 
  • Authors:
    • HOWARTH, I
  • Publication Date: 1990


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00723022
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-566-05794-8
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 26 1996 12:00AM