Brief report: Increasing children's safe pedestrian behaviors through simple skills training

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  • Objectives: Hundreds of American children are killed and thousands more injured annually as pedestrians. Simple and effective interventions targeting behavioral changes in children are needed. Methods: The present study tested a simple, skill-based training method for increasing safe pedestrian behaviors. Eighty-five children ages 5-8 participated. Results: Children behaved more safely following training, indicating very brief training can produce at least short-term improvements in pedestrian behaviors. Conclusions: Results are discussed with regard to the involvement of parents in the practical application of a simple training procedure and future directions for pedestrian interventions. © The Author 2006. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society of Pediatric Psychology. All rights reserved.
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  • Barton BK; Schwebel DC; Morrongiello BA
  • Start Page

  • 475
  • End Page

  • 480
  • Volume

  • 32
  • Issue

  • 4