A framework for conceptualising traffic safety culture

Edwards, Jason, Freeman, James, Soole, David, & Watson, Barry (2014) A framework for conceptualising traffic safety culture. Transportation Research Part F : Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 26(Part B), pp. 293-302.

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Traffic safety culture is a relatively new concept which has recently gained attention in the field of traffic safety. There is currently little known regarding the nature of the concept, nor how it should be defined. Preliminary definitions have tended to focus on specific road safety problems and the anticipated effect of a strong traffic safety culture. The literature to date has tended to emphasise how traffic safety culture might be created or shaped. However, without a better understanding of the nature and structure of traffic safety culture, discussions regarding changes to traffic safety culture are restricted. An examination of different conceptualisations and definitions of organisational safety culture provides a preliminary theoretical framework for traffic safety culture. Two high risk driving behaviours within the Australian context are compared to illustrate how key factors within this framework can be used to understand and improve road safety outcomes.

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ID Code: 68640
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: traffic safety, safety culture, crash, traffic psychology, safety
DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2014.03.002
ISSN: 1369-8478
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
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 2014 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Transportation Research Part F : Traffic Psychology and Behaviour. 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 Transportation Research Part F : Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, [VOL , ISSUE , (in press)] DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2014.03.002
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2014 22:35
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 12:33

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