BEHAVIOUR AND VOLNERABILITY OF CHILDREN TO TRAFFIC HAZARDS

GEDRAG EN VERKEERSONVEILIGHEID BIJ KINDEREN

The situation of the child as a pedestrian in traffic is disturbing. Among the registered victims of pedestrian accidents during 1971 in Rotterdam, 50% are 0-14 years old. In this report the authors try by means of available data to show possible regularities in the accident pattern. It is shown that children of 0-14 years old have relatively four times more pedestrian accidents than older children. In this age range there are twice as many male victims as female. School days present a higher risk for these children and most of the accidents occur from 16.00-18.00 hour. Most accidents occur with cars and the most important juridical aspects are in cautions crossing of the road and crossing between parked cars. /TRRL/ /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verkeersdienst

    Sint Jacobsplasts
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Vanns, S
    • Goos, J G
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153915
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM