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Children's perceptions of risk on the road

Kenneth Lupton and Mariana Bayley

in Growing up with risk

Published by Policy Press

Published in print May 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347329
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302469 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347329.003.0005
Children's perceptions of risk on the road

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This chapter reviews national data on road accidents for children, reviews current literature, and examines children's own perceptions of risk in the road environment with reference to research carried out by the authors. The study, involving schools in North London and Hertfordshire, set out to examine children's interactions and use of the road in the immediate vicinity of their school environment, on their journeys to and from school, and places used for play and leisure. Children's concerns and perceptions of risk in the road environment were explored, together with their strategies for dealing with risky situations. The chapter concludes with recommendations based upon current knowledge.

Keywords: risk perception; road accidents; road environment; risk management

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