Children under seven, he said, cannot interpret road safety rules. He said: "If you ask a young child why this or that is a safe place for crossing they will give you a lot of irrelevant detail. Adults need to help children to work out hazards for themselves and can best do this by talking them through computer simulations of traffic.
The Green Cross Code and old-fashioned kerb drill fail to improve the safety consciousness of children, according to Strathclyde psychologist Professor Hugh Foot.
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