Investigating the part each relevant factor plays in explaining the different national rates of child pedestrian accidents. The objective is to identify whether safety policies have substantially improved the situation in one country compared to another and whether these policies are transferable.
Child pedestrian accident rates per head of population differ substantially between countries. It is know that factors such as trip patterns, traffic levels, road design, parental control and example, education, training and publicity are likely to affect these rates. It is also known that within each country accident rates vary between different social and ethnic groups and that these groups in turn are likely to follow different behaviour patterns and exposure to different road conditions.
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