ROAD ACCIDENT RISK FACTORS IN CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENCE

The author considers the risk of young people being involved in road accidents from the point of view of a developmental psychologist. Three issues are examined: a) road risk specificity, b) the overrisk of young people on the road and c) accident proneness. Aspects discussed include general risk-taking behaviour, gender, the illusion of control and family background. Some conclusions are drawn relating traffic behaviour to behaviour-related problems. For the covering abstract see IRRD 880187.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 64-72

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724222
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1996 12:00AM