|Authors:||Alena Katharina Høye|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-2158-2|
The report summarizes characteristics of accidents involving children (5-16 years) who had been on the way to or from school in Norway in 2007-2016: 2080 children in injury accidents (based on official injury crash statistics) and 16 children in fatal accidents (based on in-depth analyses by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration). The annual number of killed or injured children on the way to/from school has decreased by 70% from 331 in 2007 to 94 in 2016. The decrease is larger than among all who were killed or injured in road accidents in the same period. Accidents with children who were injured on the way to/from school are also less severe on average than other accidents. Among children who were fatally injured on the way to/from school, there were more boys, more cyclists, and more who crashed with a heavy vehicle, than among children who were injured on the way to/from school. Among those who were fatally injured on the way to/from school and who had not been a passenger (pedestrians, cyclists, moped/motorcycle riders), about half had either a single accident or a collision in which the child had failed to yield.