(9) - You can forget about making communities safe. What is required is “[a] detailed analysis of how children conceptualise danger”. Is it “safe” to fire three tonnes of steel, equipped with bull bars, through community spaces at speeds of 60 foot per second? but when a child is killed its the child’s fault for failing to “recognise impending danger”. This I assume is the danger we are usually told doesn’t exist in the first place!.
“Teaching children new strategies or skills will not be successful unless the children's awareness of features in the environment allows appropriate implementation of these strategies. What is required therefore is a detailed analysis of how children conceptualise danger and to what extent they are able to recognise impending danger.”
UK Dept. of transport, Children's Knowledge of Danger (No.10) -