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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.