Does family background impact driving attitudes and risky behaviour? An investigation on Chinese young drivers

The rapid pace of motorisation in China has been well documented, as has the large road trauma burden facing Chinese citizens as a result. This study took a novel approach to examining factors associated with risky attitudes and risky road use in China by investigating the economic and political background status of a sample of young Chinese drivers. An online survey was conducted in May 2015 with a sample size of 476 Chinese young drivers from across the country, aged between 18 and 28, including 305 males and 171 females. The results suggest that for participants who reported having a familial political background, more risky driving behaviours were reported among those participants who reported more impact on their life from that political background; while for participants without political background, higher personal income was associated with more risky driving behaviours. Relevant policies and education programs are needed aiming at these young drivers with specific family backgrounds to prevent road crashes involving them.


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  • Pagination: 37p

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  • Accession Number: 01676252
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 26 2018 10:46AM