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TitleTraffic accidents involving children
AuthorsMcLean AJ
Year1979
TypeConference Paper
AbstractIn 1977 over 1200 children under the age of fifteen years were killed or injured in traffic accidents in South Australia. 27 of these children sustained fatal injuries. Just over half of these children were passengers in motor vehicles, excluding motorcycles, about one quarter were pedestrians and a further one fifth were pedal cyclists. As the children who were passengers played no role in the causation of the accidents in which they were involved, apart from the isolated exceptional case, the first part of this paper will deal with a review of common factors in the causation of pedestrian and pedal cycle accidents involving children. The second part of the paper will deal with the causation and possibilities for prevention of the injuries which were sustained by these children, whether they be pedestrians, cyclists or passengers in cars.
PublisherRoad Accident Research Unit
Publisher CityAdelaide
Conference NameSymposium on Childhood Accidents
Conference LocationAdelaide, Australia
Conference Date22 March 1979
Page Count9

Reference
McLean AJ (1979) 'Traffic accidents involving children', Symposium on Childhood Accidents, Adelaide, Australia, 22 March 1979.


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