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Safety education of pedestrians for injury prevention

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2002
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Safety education of pedestrians for injury prevention
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, April 2002
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001531
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Olivier Duperrex, Ian Roberts, Frances Bunn


Each year about one million people die and about 10 million are seriously injured on the world's roads. Educational measures to teach pedestrians how to cope with the traffic environment are considered to be an essential component of any prevention strategy, and pedestrian education has been recommended in many countries. However, as resources available for road safety are limited, a key question concerns the relative effectiveness of different prevention strategies. To quantify the effectiveness of pedestrian safety education programmes in preventing pedestrian-motor vehicle collisions. We searched the Injuries Group specialised register, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, TRANSPORT, MEDLINE, EMBASE, ERIC, PSYCHLIT, SPECTR, and the WHO database on the Internet. We checked reference lists of relevant reviews and papers and contacted experts in the field. Most database searching was conducted in 1999. Randomised controlled trials of safety education programmes for pedestrians of all ages. One reviewer screened records. Two reviewers independently extracted data and assessed methodological quality of trials. Because of differences in the types of interventions and outcome measures used in the trials, meta-analyses were not carried out. We found 15 randomised-controlled trials of pedestrian safety education programmes, conducted between 1976 and 1997. Methodological quality of the included trials was generally poor. Allocation concealment was adequate in three trials, outcome assessment was blinded in eight, and in most of the studies large numbers of participants were lost to follow-up. Study participants were children in 14 studies and institutionalised adults in one. Eight studies involved the direct education of participants, seven used parents as educators. No trials were conducted in a developing country and there were none of pedestrian safety training in the elderly. None of the included trials assessed the effect of pedestrian safety education on the occurrence of pedestrian injury but six trials assessed the effect on observed behaviour. Some of these trials showed evidence of behavioural change following pedestrian safety education but it is difficult to predict what effect this might have on pedestrian injury risk. Pedestrian safety education can result in improvement in children's knowledge and can change observed road crossing behaviour but whether this reduces the risk of pedestrian motor vehicle collision and injury occurrence is unknown. There is evidence that changes in safety knowledge and observed behaviour decline with time suggesting that safety education must be repeated at regular intervals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Italy 1 <1%
Kazakhstan 1 <1%
South Africa 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Nigeria 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Unknown 153 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 34 21%
Researcher 22 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 11%
Student > Bachelor 16 10%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Other 29 18%
Unknown 31 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 54 34%
Psychology 18 11%
Social Sciences 13 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Sports and Recreations 5 3%
Other 24 15%
Unknown 38 24%

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