Nearly 40 % of children in road accidents are killed or injured as pedestrians when crossing the road on a so called “protected zebra crossing”.
The improvement of pedestrian crossings is necessary to reinforce the security that they are supposed to provide. The solution is to install an advanced stop line 5 metres before the pedestrian crossing.
This would prevent children finding themselves in the blind spot of a lorry and would allow them to detect any overtaking vehicle.
This efficient solution has been adopted in several countries and is being tested in Strasbourg (France).
More details in our white paper.