Safety in numbers? Investigating Australian driver behaviour, knowledge and attitudes towards cyclists.

@article{Johnson2014SafetyIN,
  title={Safety in numbers? Investigating Australian driver behaviour, knowledge and attitudes towards cyclists.},
  author={Marilyn K Johnson and Jennifer Anne Oxley and Stuart Newstead and Judith L. Charlton},
  journal={Accident; analysis and prevention},
  year={2014},
  volume={70},
  pages={148-54}
}
A key tenet of the safety in numbers theory is that as the number of people cycling increases, more drivers will also be cyclists and therefore will give greater consideration to cyclists when driving. We tested this theory in relation to self-reported behaviour, attitudes and knowledge in relation to cycling. An online survey was conducted of Australian drivers (n=1984) who were also cyclists (cyclist-drivers) and drivers who did not cycle (drivers). Cyclist-drivers were 1.5 times more likely… CONTINUE READING

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