ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOURS OF SCHOOL YOUTH REGARDING TRAFFIC SAFETY

This study investigates the development of relevant traffic attitudes and behaviours of young people during their school years. The general questions were concerned with the attitudes towards traffic safety. Some questions were prepared following the line of Ajzen's theory of planned behaviour. They comprised items on behavioural intentions, attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived control in three different traffic situations. These situations include: (1) cycling while intoxicated; (2) safety belt use; and (3) race on the road with heavy traffic. The relative importance of different factors and their change during maturation were analysed. A traffic safety maturation model was established in rough lines. Special attention was given to the different roles of peers and relevant adults. A representative sample (N = 1432) of school youth of various ages (from 9 to 19 years)and from different regions in Slovenia (rural, urban) was questioned. Respondents of different age and sex differ in their answers mainly in degree. Their evaluations of traffic safety, for instance, were similar in belief that it is important and necessary, but boring and unattractive. Similartendences appeared regarding other answers. Regression and other analysisoffered a deeper insight into the results. A rather alarming picture of the situation was given. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 867839.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 575-84

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00675869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1995 12:00AM