Pedestrian Safety

Children as pedestrians

Child pedestrians and cyclists usually suffer the most severe injuries as a result of road traffic collisions. Children up to 10 years of age are especially vulnerable due to their limited ability to gauge the risks posed. Toddlers are at especially high risk of being struck by a car, and more than half of those injuries occur when the car is backing up. Many of those injuries even occur within the toddler's own driveway.

Factsheet: Childhood road safety (PDF 164kb)

Current EU national level policy on road safety - pedestrians

Further charts are available in the Child Safety Report Card 2012: Europe Summary for 31 Countries (PDF 9mb).

pedestrian Graph pedestrian Map

Good practices for prevention: proven effective prevention measures

This chart is taken from the Child Safety Good Practice Guide.

Passenger Chart

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