The pedestrian's road environment, road safety eduction, and mass media, are discussed and recommendations are given. With respect to the first priority area, it is noted that the segragation of pedestrians and motor vehicles is the most effective countermeasure possible. Limited access for vehicles to predominantly pedestrian areas has also been successfully used in central areas of towns and cities. Traffic management approaches such as light-controlled pedestrian crossings, regulations concerning vehicle overtaking near intersections, central refuges and median strips, one-way traffic, street lighting, and speed reduction are all measures that can improve the pedestrians environment. The second priority area notes that greater parental supervision, childrens' road safety education at home and in school, and school crossing patrols can be effective means of reducing accident rates. The third priority area recommends the continued use of mass communications as a means of modifying road user behavior and accident rates. Projects such as the Green Cross Code campaign concucted in England and the children's traffic clubs set up in Scandinavian countries appear to have had beneficial effects on the behavior and safety of young children.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Published by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory on behalf of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 46 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1978 12:00AM