Are small and difficult for drivers to see in the busy traffic environment.
Don't always do what we expect them to do.
Sometimes have a short attention span.
May not make full use of their side vision.
Can be easily distracted.
May not always do the same thing in the same situation.
Will focus on what is important to them.
Are not able to cope with sudden changes in the road traffic environment.
Take in different information from the road traffic environment than adults.
Have difficulty judging speed and distance.
Have difficulty in identifying where sounds are coming from.
Are not able to understand what 'safety' means, and what will keep them 'safe'.
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