Road crossing behaviour among primary and secondary school students in Tanzania
Keywords: Hazard Perception, Pedestrians, Early Childhood Road Safety, Road Safety Across Cultures
Submission Date: 2019
Tanzanian police reported that in 2016 over 3,381 people were killed on the roads, another 9,549 were injured in road accidents and 30% of all crashes involved pedestrians. This abstract shows the results of a study conducted in primary and secondary schools in the Arusha Region. The students were asked to identify the areas of interest within several road scenarios representing road crossings. The preliminary data analysis suggests that 90% of 205 subjects, aged 8 to 18, identified only left and right areas of the various images without controlling other areas from which other possible dangers could have arisen.