Birutė Strukčinskienė, Sigitas Griškonis, Juozas Raistenskis, Vaiva Strukčinskaitė, Neringa Tarvydienė
The survey on road safety behaviour in schoolchildren was accomplished in Klaipeda district, Lithuania. In the survey, 1009 schoolchildren aged 11, 13, and 15 years participated. Chi-square test was used and the significance level p <0.05 was considered statistically significant. The survey revealed that most schoolchildren (86.5%) always fasten the seat belts for passengers in the front seat, but only 59.5% schoolchildren always fasten the seat belts for passengers in the back seat. Boys and girls similarly fasten the seat belts for passenger in the front and for passenger in the back seat. Older schoolchildren rarely fasten the seat belts for passengers in the back seat. One third of investigated schoolchildren use reflectors when walking in the dark. Boys and girls similarly use reflectors. Older (aged 15 years) schoolchildren more rarely use reflectors, than younger ones (aged 11 years). During the last 12 months were injured 41.5% schoolchildren.
Keyword(s): children, road safety, schoolchildren, safety promotion
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