Effekten av de nya reglerna för AM-behörighet (moped klass I): en för- och efterstudie

Evaluation of the effects of new rules for Class I moped license: a before and after study

A Class I moped license (AM) to drive a Class I moped (“EU moped”), that included a practical and theoretical course, was introduced on 1 October 2009. The aim of this study was perform a before and after study in order to assess the effects of this new driver training course. The survey was based on two theories: the theory of planned behaviour and the prototype willingness model. A further aim of this study was to describe the way in which young people regard risks and the factors that affect their actions. The participants in this study were 15–24 years of age; 901 in the before study and 946 in the after study. The results indicated fairly small differences before and after the new regulation. The attitude towards driving at a speed of 65 km/h in an urban area showed that people in the after study were less inclined to believe that their friends would drive at a speed of 65 km/h in an urban area, and that they did not feel as safe at a speed of 65 km/h as at 45 km/h. The significant differences noted for statements linked to the alcohol scenario were that mopedists in the follow-up study were less concerned about being stopped by the police or having a traffic accident. From a traffic safety viewpoint, the results were less favourable in this case. Overall, the new AM training programme was well received – the young people considered it positive, and ment that they had learned a lot. What they had learned consisted primarily of traffic rules and regulations. The results from the prototype willingness model showed that respondents who wanted to speed or drink and drive were more likely than others to consider that such persons were cool, confident and clever. A model which was based on the two theories was tested. The results indicated that the model explained 52 per cent of their willingness to exceed speed limits and 19 per cent of their readiness to ride home from the party. With regard to speeding the factors which contributed most was that the behaviour was fun. Factors which predicted their willingness to ride a moped under the influence of alcohol were that the respondents could identify with people of this kind, and also that they liked them. Parental acceptance was also important, and they felt some pressure from their friends since they thought that their friends wanted them to ride home even though they had been drinking alcohol. In summary, the results showed that the AM training programme had little impact on risk behaviour and attitudes to such behaviour while, at the same time, many respondents regarded the programme as useful. One possible explanation is that despite the new course programme enough emphasize is still not given to risk awareness and self-assessment and that the focus is still on rules and regulations.

Language

  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Pagination: 82p
  • Serial:
    • VTI Rapport
    • Issue Number: 762
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6030

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01495729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD, VTI
  • Created Date: Oct 17 2013 10:43AM