The Role of Parents in the Road Safety Behaviour of Children

Survey data from 835 parents in New South Wales suggest that parents regard themselves as key providers of road safety education for their children, supported by other family and community members. Parents indicated that they see roadside learning as more effective than resources, especially resources which target either children or parents separately. They responded positively to the notion of attending training sessions and meetings. The data reveals a need for the updating of the current road safety knowledge held by parents and grand parents and a need for resources which target both adults and their children and which support practical training.

Type: Research and Analysis Report

Sub Type: Grant

Author(s): Dr Laurie Makin & Maureen Owen

Topics: Behaviour, Child

Publication Date: 01/01/96