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Children's road safety and the strategy of voluntary traffic safety clubs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7916854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study focuses on the problem of traffic safety among children and the effectiveness of voluntary traffic clubs. General doubts are growing in regard to this traditional strategy of teaching and training children how to act in specific traffic situations. It has been shown that their knowledge and behavior improve, but the effect on accident risk is not clear. In this study, one model for traditional teaching of this type, a voluntary traffic safety club for children, is evaluated in terms of accident risk. The data have been collected through questionnaires to members and nonmembers of the club. Approximately 20% of Swedish children are members of the club. The results show that members do not have a lower accident risk than nonmembers. On the contrary, the risk in this nonexperimental study is found to be higher among members. The use of safety equipment is, however, higher among members. The results are discussed in terms of systematic differences between the groups, i.e. socioeconomics, and in terms of the possibility that the general strategy of the club leads to overestimation of the safety effects.
Authors:
N P Gregersen; S Nolén
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accident; analysis and prevention     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0001-4575     ISO Abbreviation:  Accid Anal Prev     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-04     Completed Date:  1994-11-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254476     Medline TA:  Accid Anal Prev     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Swedish Road and Transport Research Institute, Linköping.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Traffic / prevention & control*,  statistics & numerical data
Bicycling / injuries
Child
Consumer Organizations*
Female
Humans
Male
Parents / education
Risk Factors
Safety*
Sweden / epidemiology

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