EVALUATION OF TRAFFIC KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION IN SCHOOL CHILDREN. AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF PRIMARY SCHOOLS, 2ND TO 8TH GRADE

UNTERSUCHUNG UEBER VERKEHRSWISSEN UND VERKEHRSVERSTAENDNIS BEI SCHULKINDERN. EINE EMPIRISCHE STUDIE AN PRIMARSCHUELERN DER 2. BIS 8. KLASSE IN BERNISCHEN SCHULEN

The number of accidents in which children are involved, for which they are either completely or partially responsible, lies at over 60% for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. The prevention of accidents involving children involves both the education of the children in traffic sense and also the instruction of adults in the behavioural characteristics of children. The investigation described aimed at testing the knowledge and understanding of the highway code of school children of differing age-groups and to establish to what extent the prerequisites for sensible road-use behaviour already exist today. The main test consisted of 40 questions, each with a choice of answer, and pictures of traffic situations, signals and directions which were intended quite unequivocally to concern children. The test was confined to primary school children in the 2nd to 8th school years. The investigation showed in general that the children possessed good knowledge and understanding of the highway code. There were indications that instruction in traffic knowledge could extend their comprehension. The question as to whether and to what extent the application of theoretical knowledge would be successful in practice has yet to be established through further tests. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verkehrsblatt-Verlag

    Hohestrasse 39
    Dortmund,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Scherer, C
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 7-12
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00184077
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 13 1979 12:00AM