Resources: Child Pedestrians
Child Pedestrian Injury Prevention
[Position Paper 2017]
This A4 size 31 page position paper for injury prevention practitioners and policymakers looks at evidence from New Zealand and international research.
This report seeks to identify and recommend a range of proven pedestrian safety measures and other policies and good practice interventions that will help to reduce child pedestrian injury rates even further.
The purpose of this position paper is to examine the epidemiology of child pedestrian injuries in New Zealand among children aged 0 to 14, and to evaluate the key national and international interventions currently in place. Its aim is to draw conclusions from evidence-based literature and research around child pedestrian injuries, and to make recommendations on proven strategies and opportunities to address these.
Pedestrian safety education kit
A4, 20 pages. This kit was produced in conjunction with Johnson and Johnson, and Land Transport NZ. This teaching kit is aimed at Pacific/ Pasifika early childhood education centres (ECCs). It was developed in relation to the Te Whaariki, the Early Childhood Curriculum.
It includes a large format 'flip-chart' which features colour photos of Pasifika family members participating in activities like safe use of pedestrian crossings. The flip-chart includes teaching notes for the teacher to refer to and to aid them as they lead class discussion of the situations in the photos: pedestrian safety, 'sneaky' or hidden driveways, areas that are safe to play (avoiding driveways, for instance), use of child restraints, bike helmet use, safety in parking lots.
The kit also includes: a letter of introduction, a 'Pedestrian safety education kit teacher's guide', Safekids factsheets and driveway runover prevention resources. These kits are for loan only and only available in Auckland.