ANSWERS - Children Accident Causation [Original in Deutsch: Unfallursachenforschung schwerverletzter und getöteter Kinder im Straßenverkehr]

Project: Research project

Description

Children are one of the most vulnerable road users and need a particular injury protection. At average roughly 3200 children casualties in the age between 0-14 years are present in Austria. Accident in-depth analysis show that children are exposed to injuries at the moment when they are participating actively as road users. About 40% of the fatal and severe inured children are pedestrians. Further 30% are using a bicycle, scooters, skateboards, etc.
Accident causation of child accidents are still not fully evaluated and cannot be answered with traditionell accident analysis. There is a need of new analysis methods to understand children accident causation. With this knowledge protection of our children from the dangers of the road, and ensuring that they are still developing an independent form of mobility could be answered.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/10/1331/03/15