Thursday, March 21, 2013
Why 5-7 yr-olds need to hold a hand at crosswalks
Those skills start to cut in around age 10.
This results in more than 13,000 kids from 5 to 9 being hit by cars.
Researchers at the Univ of Idaho studied different age groups, asking participants to press a key when they heard a car coming from 5, 12, and 25 mph and thought it was up to where they stood.
Adults detected the car earlier than kids. Nine-year-olds heard it significantly sooner than 7-yr-olds.
Sooo...don't count on the kid having a heads-up...They did hear the car coming at 25 mph sooner, but of course, it was also going to get to them sooner.