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Errors and violations in relation to motorcyclists' crash risk

Elliott, M.A. and Baughan, C.J. and Sexton, B.F. (2007) Errors and violations in relation to motorcyclists' crash risk. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 39 (3). pp. 491-499. ISSN 0001-4575

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Abstract

This study was conducted to: (a) develop a questionnaire that reliably measures the behaviour of motorcyclists and (b) test which types of behaviour predict motorcyclists' crash risk. A Motorcycle Rider Behaviour Questionnaire (MRBQ), consisting of 43 items to measure the self-reported frequency of specific riding behaviours, was developed and administered to a sample of motorcyclists (N = 8666). Principal components analysis revealed a 5-factor solution (traffic errors, control errors, speed violations, performance of stunts and use of safety equipment). Generalised linear modelling showed that, while controlling for the effects of age, experience and annual mileage, traffic errors were the main predictors of crash risk. For crashes in which respondents accepted some degree of blame, control errors and speed violations were also significant predictors of crash risk. Implications of the findings are discussed in relation to deciding which countermeasures may be most effective at reducing motorcycle casualty rates.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5149
Notes: Also published in TRL Annual Research Review (2008), pp41-50, ISBN: 978-1-84608-695-3
Keywords: motorcycle rider behaviour questionnaire (MRBQ), errors, violations, motorcycle, crash risk, Psychology, Human Factors and Ergonomics, Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Law, Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
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    Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2008
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 18:06
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5149

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