StreetSense accident awareness campaign

Daily Echo: StreetSense accident awareness campaign StreetSense accident awareness campaign

A CAMPAIGN to improve road safety awareness to reduce the number of accidents involving children in Hampshire has begun.

Bus operators, rail companies and the police, have all signed up to support Hampshire County Council’s StreetSense initiative which aims to protect youngsters aged 11 to 16. The scheme was introduced following an initial study that identified sites where there had been injury accidents involving this age group.

The transport organisations will help to spread the word by displaying posters and artwork on their buses and trains.

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12:30pm Tue 13 Nov 12

keepontriking says...

Isn't it best to address where the danger comes from - the traffic itself?
HCC does not have a good record with big increases in casualties amongst the most vulnerable.
This is a costly sticking plaster while the County is blinkered to where the dangers come from.
Isn't it best to address where the danger comes from - the traffic itself? HCC does not have a good record with big increases in casualties amongst the most vulnerable. This is a costly sticking plaster while the County is blinkered to where the dangers come from. keepontriking

12:50pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Niel says...

keepontriking wrote:
Isn't it best to address where the danger comes from - the traffic itself?
HCC does not have a good record with big increases in casualties amongst the most vulnerable.
This is a costly sticking plaster while the County is blinkered to where the dangers come from.
Up to a point yes, proper traffic policing would help, but the dumbing down and 'rights' nonsense has led to children thinking they have the right to behave recklessly.If you then add constant distraction by mobile phone use, texting in particular, and wearing ear-phones listening to music they have very little awareness of the world around them.

This leads to them simply stepping out in front of traffic, and unfortunately being targeted for assault/robbery as they are an easy target, not just 11-16, but Uni s-too-dense with laptops and other valuables as well.

Slowing traffic down seems to make matters worse, as pedestrians perceive they have more time to cross roads, if they bother looking, or to just ignore traffic.
[quote][p][bold]keepontriking[/bold] wrote: Isn't it best to address where the danger comes from - the traffic itself? HCC does not have a good record with big increases in casualties amongst the most vulnerable. This is a costly sticking plaster while the County is blinkered to where the dangers come from.[/p][/quote]Up to a point yes, proper traffic policing would help, but the dumbing down and 'rights' nonsense has led to children thinking they have the right to behave recklessly.If you then add constant distraction by mobile phone use, texting in particular, and wearing ear-phones listening to music they have very little awareness of the world around them. This leads to them simply stepping out in front of traffic, and unfortunately being targeted for assault/robbery as they are an easy target, not just 11-16, but Uni s-too-dense with laptops and other valuables as well. Slowing traffic down seems to make matters worse, as pedestrians perceive they have more time to cross roads, if they bother looking, or to just ignore traffic. Niel

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