Säkerhet och trygghet i samband med skolskjuts: ur barnens perspektiv
2006 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Children's perspective on safety and security in school transportation (English)
School transportation should be safe, secure and accessible for all children entitled to such transportation, regardless of any disability. On a daily basis, 440,000 children utilise school transportation, several thousands of them having some sort of disability. Laws, rules and regulations concerning school transportation do not take the children's perspective into account. Moreover, they do not explicitly define where and when a school transport actually starts and ends. For these reasons, more knowledge was needed in order to fully understand why school transportation incidents take place. The aim of the project was thus to describe and understand children's (with and without disabilities) thoughts and experiences concerning safety and security in school transportation, from a "door-to-door" perspective. The number of individuals affected by school transportation incidents is, luckily, limited in relative terms, and quantitative methods do not fully catch the reasons behind children's involvement in these incidents. Instead, qualitative approaches have been applied, gaining a rich and deeper insight into the problems studied. In order to get as broad and full picture as possible, the project was divided into four subprojects: 1. Focus groups with children, drivers, staff and parents. 2. Interviews with children suffering from neuropsychiatric disabilities. 3. Interviews with children involved in school transportation incidents. 4. Field observations and interviews with children who are in extensive need for technical aids.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 548 , 2006. , 171 p.
School transport, Bus, Safety, Child, Attitude, Behaviour, Interview, Accident, Analysis, Bus stop, Disabled person, Wheelchair, Anchorage
Research subject Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour; Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Accidents; Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Taxi, paratransit and school transport
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6408OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-6408DiVA: diva2:675285