Road crashes involving children are examined in detail for the three most populous Australian states for the years 1981 and 1982. Individual crash records are analysed in depth, as well as mass data systems. The report includes a detailed literature review to determine what is known about the child road accident environment and the world of the child. Parent and teacher's concerns are examined along with road safety education. The report concludes with a detailed analysis of suggested countermeasures and some suggestions for further research. In essence, the solutions to the problems require countermeasures which look beyond the child, being primarily aimed at other road users.
Type: Research and Analysis Report
Sub Type: Consultant Report
Author(s): B J Elliott et al
Publication Date: 01/04/85