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.
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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|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:||06 Jun 2011 21:50|
|Last Modified:||22 Jun 2011 00:03|
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