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A community approach to road safety education using practical training methods: the Drumchapel project

Thomson, J. and , Department for Transport (Funder) (1997) A community approach to road safety education using practical training methods: the Drumchapel project. [Report]

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Abstract

Research shows that practical training methods, in which children receive guided experience of solving traffic problems in realistic traffic situations, are amongst the most effective in improving children's pedestrian competence. However, practical training is both time consuming and labour intensive, making it difficult to capitalise on the strengths of the method. The report describes a solution to this problem by adopting a community participation approach in which local volunteers carried out all roadside training, working in co-operation with schools and project staff. The project took place in an area of Glasgow known for its exceptionally high child pedestrian accident rate.

Item type: Report
ID code: 18700
Keywords: road safety, accidents, road safety education, safety training, Transportation and Communications, Psychology, Child Health. Child health services
Subjects: Social Sciences > Transportation and Communications
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Medicine > Pediatrics > Child Health. Child health services
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
Depositing user: Miss Lisa McWhinnie
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2010 14:32
Last modified: 26 Mar 2015 21:34
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/18700

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