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Pedestrian parents are becoming increasingly careless when taking their children to school

Relaxnews
 - 15/09/2017

Many parents continue to engage in risky behaviour when walking their children to school, such as crossing away from pedestrian crossings or being distracted by their mobile phones.

As a result, 8 out of 10 parents admit to risky behaviour in the street in the presence of their child. According to the children, this proportion rises even higher to 9 out of 10.

Among the main risks taken, 60% of parents admit to having used their mobile phones for calls, 52% have crossed roads away from protected areas, 47% have used their mobile devices to send/read text messages, 37% have crossed roads when the pedestrian light was red, 31% have walked on the road rather than the pavement and 28% have walked while watching their smartphone. Finally, 65% use their mobile phone while accompanying their children to school on foot (+8pts in one year) and 63% do not respect signals (+7pts in one year).

Although 28% of parents admit that their children have commented on their pedestrian behaviour, the children have a gloomier outlook on things: 42% of chiildren claim to have made a comment to their parents.

Study conducted by OpinionWay in June 2017 with a representative cross-section of 1,004 parents and 501 children aged between 6 and 12 years of age.

 

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