A CHILD'S SAFETY IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY

The author introduces the subject by suggesting that safety is a nation's concern, and that a parental awareness of adult responsibility is needed in order that the accident rate involving children may be reduced. The problems of road safety education are discussed, and it is suggested that educational programmes should be established for both adults and children. The problems children face just because they are children are discussed, and it is suggested that parents, in spite of their intense interest in their child's future, are sometimes unaware of the dangers facing their children. It is considered that, in general, adults expect maturity of thought far beyond a child's chronological age and stage, and that they expect children to behave, act and think like adults. Road safety education is considered to be the responsibility of many sets of people including teachers, road safety officers and members of the police force. Examples are quoted of interrelationships of the various groups, and advice given on educational techniques that could be employed to improve road user behaviour, both in adults and children. /TRRL/

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    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 

    Step Management Services, Limited

    2309/11 Coventry Road, Sheldon
    Birmingham, West Midlands,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Cain, D
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 14-18
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Education
    • Volume: 3
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Step Management Services, Limited
    • ISSN: 0142-0402

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TRRL Lab. Rpt. 812 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM