Evaluation of a New Child Pedestrian Curriculum

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed the Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum to teach and encourage practice in safe pedestrian behaviors for students on the elementary level (grades kindergarten through fifth). The curriculum is designed to build in difficulty as the grade-based unit advances, to require greater problem-solving opportunities, and to facilitate peer modeling and discussion. The overall goal of the curriculum is to aid elementary-aged school children in developing age-appropriate traffic-safety knowledge and practical pedestrian-safety skills. NHTSA is interested in conducting solid evaluations of those courses that show promise in helping teach students about traffic safety and reducing crashes and injuries. It is therefore particularly important for a child pedestrian safety curriculum to be demonstrably successful in reducing the likelihood of harm and/or injury for elementary-aged children. This study employed both implementation and impact evaluation methodologies to examine the effectiveness of the Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Child Pedestrian Safety Curriculum is available on NHTSA's web site: https://www.nhtsa.gov/pedestrian-safety/child-pedestrian-safety-curriculum.


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  • Status: Active
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Johnson, Kristie

  • Performing Organizations:

    Dunlap and Associates, Incorporated

    110 Lenox Avenue
    Stamford, CT  United States  06906
  • Principal Investigators:

    Johnson, Kristie

  • Start Date: 20120927
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180930
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
  • Subprogram: Pedestrian Safety

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01632294
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH2211D00225-0002
  • Files: RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2017 4:55PM