Perception Of The Traffic Safety Level Provided In Elementary School Areas
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S. Basbas, A. Kokkalis & C. Konstantinidou
The need to provide a safer environment for vulnerable road users, such as pedestrians and cyclists, is inevitable. This need is more important in the case of students of elementary schools due to the fact that they are not in the position to easily realize the danger of the road traffic and thus take the necessary precautionary measures. In the framework of this paper the results of a research concerning the perceived traffic safety level provided in elementary school areas are presented. These elementary school students participated in questionnaire-based surveys in various Municipalities in Greece. The reasons for which students feel unsafe, their participation in traffic education events and the transport modes used for their trips to and from schools are examined and presented in this paper. Keywords: traffic safety, travel behaviour, vulnerable road users, elementary school students.
traffic safety, travel behaviour, vulnerable road users, elementary school students