CHILD PEDESTRIAN DEATHS: SENSITIVITY TO TRAFFIC VOLUME--EVIDENCE FROM THE USA

This study aimed to investigate the relationship between short term changes in traffic volume and child pedestrian death rates. The relationship between child pedestrian death rates and traffic volume in the U.S. for the period 1970-1988 was investigated. Trends in death rates and in traffic volume were removed by the time series method of differencing. After removing the long term trends, there was a close relationship between the year to year variation in traffic volume and the year to year variation in the child pedestrian death rate were considerably larger than those seen at any other time. Overall, decelerations in the rate of increase in traffic volume were accompanied by accelerations in the rate of decline in the child pedestrian death rate.

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    university of Auckland

    School of Medicine, Department of Community Health
    Auckland,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, I
    • Crombie, I
  • Publication Date: 1995-4

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00728974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 2 1996 12:00AM