Age and experience in motorcycling safety

Rutter, Derek R. and Quine, Lyn (1996) Age and experience in motorcycling safety. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 28 (1). pp. 15-21. ISSN 0001-4575. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Official casualty statistics show that young motorcyclists are more likely than older motorcyclists to be killed or seriously injured on the roads. We address two main issues: might the statistics be attributable to inexperience rather than youth; and might accidents be associated with particular patterns of behaviour which may themselves be predictable from riders' beliefs? From a national prospective survey of over 4000 riders in the U.K., the data showed that youth played a much greater role than inexperience, and that accidents were associated with a particular pattern of behaviour, namely a willingness to break the law and violate the rules of safe riding, which was predictable from the riders' beliefs measured 12 months earlier. The implications of the findings are discussed both for theory and for policy and practice, and particular emphasis is placed on suggestions for modifying training courses.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: motorcycling safety; age; experience
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 28 May 2009 09:57
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2014 15:21
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