Pedestrian accidents on Merseyside, the case for criminalization of jaywalking.
During a 12-month review within Merseyside, 85 serious pedestrian accidents (ISS>15 or death), were identified.
Analysis of police accident statistics showed that 17 per cent of these cases had not been recorded.
Children and the elederly made up 64 per cent of those injured.
Accidents were more common in the afternoon and evening and evenly spread throughout the week.
There was a low rate of alcohol testing among causalties who died and involved drivers.
The majority of accidents occurred in good visibility and weather; 90 per cent were due to pedestrian behaviour.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traumatisme, Epidémiologie, Homme, Piéton
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Trauma, Epidemiology, Human, Pedestrian
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0242861
Code Inist : 002B16K. Création : 199406.