Protective factors associated with young passenger intervening in risky driving situations
While the negative influence of passengers on driving is usually studied, young passengers may protect against young drivers’ crash involvement by speaking out and trying to stop unsafe driving behavior. This study sought to examine psychosocial constructs of young passengers who are likely to intervene in their friends’ risky driving. Method: University students aged 17 to 25 years who were single (n = 123) or in a romantic relationship (n = 130) completed an online survey measuring protective factors. Results: The combination of individual, friend and (for participants in a relationship) romantic partner protective factors predicted self-reported passenger intervening intentions. Impact on Industry: Since peer passengers often increase young drivers’ crash risk, research on passenger intervening has significant implications for road safety strategies. The findings provide support for the operationalization of protective factors in strategies that target passenger intervening behavior.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Passenger intervention, Protective factors, Risky driving|
|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 2012 National Safety Council and Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.|
|Copyright Statement:||This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of Safety Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of Safety Research, Volume 43, Issues 5–6, December 2012, Pages 351–356. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsr.2012.10.007|
|Deposited On:||02 Jan 2013 05:04|
|Last Modified:||02 Jan 2016 10:27|
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