Final report of Working Group 2: Traffic psychology [A COST Action TU1101 / HOPE collaboration]

Shinar, D., Bogerd, C.P., Chliaoutakis, J., Cavallo, V., Crundall, D., Dias, J., Haworth, N.L., Holt, N., Houtenbos, M., Kuklane, K., Lajunen, T., Morandi, A., Oron-Gilad, T., Orsi, C., Papadakaki, M., Parkkar, K., Rus, D., Saplioglu, M., Tzamalouka, G., Valero Mora, P., Walker, I., Wardlaw, M., & Weber, T. (2015) Final report of Working Group 2: Traffic psychology [A COST Action TU1101 / HOPE collaboration]. COST Action TU1101/HOPE, Brussels, Belgium.

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The workgroup of Traffic Psychology is concerned with the social, behavioral, and perceptual aspects that are associated with use and non-use of bicycle helmets, in their various forms and under various cycling conditions.


The objectives of WG2 are to (1) share current knowledge among the people already working in the field, (2) suggest new ideas for research on and evaluation of the design of bicycle helmets, and (3) discuss options for funding of such research within the individual frameworks of the participants.

Areas for research include

3.1. The patterns of use of helmets among different users: children, adults, and sports enthusiasts.

3.2. The use of helmets in different environments: rural roads, urban streets, and bike trails.

3.3. Concerns bicyclists have relative to their safety and convenience and the perceived impact of using helmets on comfort and convenience.

3.4. The benefit of helmets for enhancing visibility, and how variations in helmet design and colors affect daytime, nighttime, and dusktime visibility.

3.5. The role of helmets in the acceptance of city-wide pickup-and-drop-off bicycles.

3.6. The impact of helmets on visual search behaviour of bicyclists.

Impact and interest:

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ID Code: 88042
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
ISBN: 9789059864672
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
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
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2015 23:12
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2015 22:45

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