Safe Route Planning

Safe Route Planning

Key Facts:

  • “In 2 per cent of RTIs involving pedestrian casualties, pedestrian crossing road masked by stationary or parked vehicles was reported as a contributory factor.”

(RRCGB, DfT, 2017)

  • Children aged 5 to 8 are consistently better at selecting when to cross, than selecting where to cross.

(S. Wood et al., 2003)

  • It is possible to predict sub-groups of children who exhibit the riskiest pedestrian route behaviour based on certain demographic factors. These are: young age (5 to 7 years old), ethnic minority status, low family income or low inhibitory control.

(B. Barton and D. Schwebel, 2006)

  • By the age of 11 adolescents typically have safe route planning skills and safe route planning is not a strong determinant of the poor road safety record of this age group (compared to, for example, risk taking).

(A. Tolmie et al., 2006)

  • Having parents administer training to children in small groups has proved effective, and is thought to be a cost effective option. Classroom or computer administered training for children can realise similar improvements to practical roadside training.

(J. Thomson, 1997)

  • Pedestrian route selection is typically determined by the shortest, fastest or most convenient route. Although road safety is an important consideration in adult route selection, it is clearly of less importance than convenience.

(A. Agrawal et al., 2008)


  • Date Added: 03 Apr 2012, 08:18 AM
  • Last Update: 12 Jan 2018, 11:17 AM