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Research Report 271 School journey safety: a comparative study of engineering devices

Published: | Category: Safety, security and public health , Research programme , Research & reports | Audience: General

The aim of this research, carried out in 2004, is to improve safety for children on their home to school journey. This is to be achieved by comparing the effectiveness of engineering safety devices used both in New Zealand and overseas, and to provide a framework for the development of a comprehensive toolbox to assist engineering practitioners and the community in selecting appropriate devices. Land Transport Safety Authority (LTSA) crash data indicate that approximately 40% of child pedestrian injuries occur on the home-to-school journey. This report focuses upon engineering devices that can be used as part of an integrated approach to providing safe trips for schoolchildren.

Keywords: bus, calming, car, cyclist, device, education, engineering, environment, footpath, geometry, intersection, inventory, legislation, methodology, mode, parking, passenger, pedestrian, risk, safety, safety programme, schoolchildren, security, speed, students, roads, topography, train, traffic, transport, travel, volume, warning, zone

Publication details

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  • Published: 2006
  • Reference: 271
  • ISBN/ISSN: ISBN 0-478-25382-6 ISSN 1177-0600