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Skador i trafikolyckor med buss åren 2003-2006: särskilt barns skolresor
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Injuries in road accidents involving buses during 2003-–200 : – with particular reference to children's school journeys (English)
Abstract [sv]

For several years, the (lack of) safety associated with school children's journeys to/from the school has attracted attention. In this project, an analysis has been made of bus related accidents during the period of 2003-2006, with the aim of acquiring a better insight into accidents sustained by children during journeys by bus, chiefly during school hours. A comparison has also been made with the outcome at other times and for other age groups. This is expected to provide further opportunities for assessing how the measures proposed for improving children's road safety may also affect journeys both during and outside school hours. Every year, on average, three children aged 6-16 are killed in conjunction with journeys by bus over the whole service day. At the time of the accident they are usually pedestrians on the way to/from the bus. Most of the injuries to those in the 6-16 age group (two thirds) occurred during school hours. When only injuries during school hours are studied, it is found that about one half of those injured were bus passengers. However, among the most severe injuries (including fatalities) it is pedestrians who dominate, 69%. It may be pointed out by way of comparison that, during the same hours, almost 77% of those killed or severely injured in bus related accidents in the 25-64 age group were either bus passengers or passenger car occupants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 624 , 2008. , 33 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Bus, School transport, Accident rate, Child, Adolescent, Fatality, Injury, Severity, Pedestrian, Passenger, Statistics, Analysis
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Accident statistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6481OAI: diva2:675360
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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