In the 1970s, Denmark experienced the highest average rate in Western Europe of schoolchildren killed. In the city of Odense (population 175,000) a special school-traffic working group was formed with the participation of the school organizations, the University Hospital and the traffic department. After some preliminary investigations in 1978, it was decided by the Municipality of Odense to continue with investigations of the traffic patterns for all the schools in the city, covering both the direct school traffic and the leisure time traffic in connection with the schools. This task has now been completed on the 45 schools in Odense and resulted in 185 proposals to improve conditions of the school traffic. A large part of these proposals have already been implemented and have given some remarkable results.
H. J. Jacobson
International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health