1906 child traffic accidents reported to the police were investigated. The children were aged from 0 to 10. The investigation only includes accidents related to children. The highest accident frequency among child pedestrians occurred in the age range 4 to 7. The accident peak for cyclists occurred at a higher age. Twice as many boys as girls were involved in accidents. As cyclists three times the number of boys were injured as were girls. The most common type of pedestrian accident was rushing out on to the street. The corresponding type was also most common among cyclists. 15% of the accidents occurred at pedestrian crossings. A deeper analysis of these was carried out. 30% of the pedestrian accidents were caused by poor visibility. The corresponding figure for cyclist accidents was 15%. Parked cars were the most common cause for impairing the visibility. Also the distribution of accidents over months, days, and hours was investigated together with the sex, age and the age of driving license of the drivers involved. Finally, the results are discussed from the viewpoint of developmental psychology. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stockholms Laerarhoegskola, Sweden

    Pedagogiska Insititutionen, Fack
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Lindensjoe, S
    • Mattson, K
  • Publication Date: 1976


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 94 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183379
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 08:1976 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM