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Profiling off-road motorcycle and all-terrain riders in Queensland, Australia

Steinhardt, Dale A., Sheehan, Mary C., & Siskind, Victor (2011) Profiling off-road motorcycle and all-terrain riders in Queensland, Australia. In Proceedings of the 21st Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference, Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP), Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Abstract

The current research aimed to profile off-road riders to identify specific sub-groups in relation to their risk-related behaviours and perceptions. A total of 235 adults from the Australian state of Queensland who had ridden a motorcycle or ATV off-road in the last 12 months were recruited. A cluster analysis was applied to the survey data. Two distinct clusters of riders were identified, which corresponded with the self-report of injury from an off-road riding crash in the prior 12 months. The injured cluster had a significantly higher mean risk propensity and use of safety equipment, though did not differ on self-reported risk taking. The injured cluster as a whole included a higher percentage of males, was younger, and rode more often for recreational or competitive purposes than the non-crash involved cluster. The results indicate that the crash cluster may be both more aware of the potential risks of riding and more willing to ride in a riskier manner.

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ID Code: 41915
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: off-road, motorcycle, ATV, injury, risk
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals & The Authors
Deposited On: 07 Jun 2011 07:50
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2011 10:03

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