Errors in young children's decisions about traffic gaps: experiments with roadside simulations.

@article{Demetre1992ErrorsIY,
  title={Errors in young children's decisions about traffic gaps: experiments with roadside simulations.},
  author={James D Demetre and Dr Nancy Lee and Tom K Pitcairn and Richard Grieve and James A. Thomson and K Ampofo-Boateng},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={83 ( Pt 2)},
  pages={189-202}
}
Young children's vulnerability as pedestrians has often been attributed to deficiencies in their decision making about vehicle approach times. Some studies have found a preponderance of risky decisions below the age of eight years. In contrast, studies using a closer simulation of road crossing, known as the pretend road, have found a preponderance of overcautious decisions in young children: traffic gaps of adequate size were frequently rejected (missed opportunities). However, the pretend… CONTINUE READING

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