Male and female, cyclist and driver perceptions of crash risk in critical road situations

Griffin, Wanda M. (2015) Male and female, cyclist and driver perceptions of crash risk in critical road situations. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

Male and Female, Cyclist and Driver Perceptions of Crash Risk in Critical Road Situations.

Governments are promoting cycling but many Australians, particularly women, do not ride because they perceive it to be too risky. This research compared the risks perceived by female and male, cyclists and drivers in specific on-road situations, accounting for factors such as travel patterns and experience, perceived skill, and risk taking behaviours. Compared to their male counterparts, female cyclists and drivers gave similarly elevated perceptions of risk. These differences are not completely accounted for by cycling patterns or perceptions of skill. Thus, these gender differences are not specific to cycling, but may reflect wider differences in risk perception.

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ID Code: 81817
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Haworth, Narelle & Wullems, Christian
Keywords: Bicycling, cyclists, drivers, gender, Australia, France, Perceived risk, Objective risk, road safety, Male and female percieved risk
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
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 12 Mar 2015 02:44
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:33

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