Type
General Knowledge
Author
Dep for Transport, UK
Organization
GRSP
Published in
2004
Submitted by
Rikke Rysgaard
Related theme(s)
Road Safety
Region
All Regions
Country
International

Children's Traffic Safety: International Lessons for the UK

 

In 2002 the UK Department for Transport (DfT) commissioned the project Children’s Road Traffic Safety: An International Survey of Policy and Practice (Christie Safety Expert Group. The aim of the survey was to provide basic high-level data, on a consistent basis, from OECD member countries that identifies and accounts for current patterns of child road safety as pedestrians, vehicle occupants or bicyclists, and that identifies current best practices and countermeasures in place to improve child road safety. There were three key survey elements: an analysis of International Road Traffic and Accident Data (IRTAD) fatality data, an analysis of the relationship between socioeconomic and demographic indicators and fatality rates, and a questionnaire-based survey.