Traffic Safety Related Attitudes of Secondary School Pupils and Their Accident Involvement
H Katteler, C Woldringh, ITS Nijmegen University; W Vermeulen, Ministry of Transport (AVV), NL
This paper describes the results of an in-depth study under the combined authority of the Dutch Ministries of Education and Transport to investigate knowledge, behaviour and attitudes towards traffic safety among pupils in secondary school age. The study was initiated in the context of a policy to further guide the development of traffic safety education. Traffic safety was unfolded in seven domains. Almost 1.700 pupils from all types of schools in the Netherlands were included in the study. An additional feature of the study was the measurement of pupils? actual unsafe behaviour in terms of accident involvement. This provided empirical evidence for the link between attitudes and accident involvement. The study shows that specific attitudes correlate strongly to accident involvement.
Association for European Transport