GENDER DIFFERENCES AND AREAS OF COMMON CONCERN IN THE DRIVING BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES OF ADOLESCENTS

Adolescent males and females from New Zealand with a mean age of 15.86 years were compared on self-reported risky driving and passenger behaviors and attitudes. According to survey findings, males were significantly more likely than females to report driving, engaging in unsafe driving behaviors, drinking and driving, speeding on the open road, breaking the night curfew associated with being on a restricted license, and dangerous thought patterns. Females were more likely to have been the passenger of a drinking driver after the last party they attended. Both groups were likely to have high levels of unlicensed driving, breaking the rules associated with a restricted license, failing to wear a seat belt in the back seat, speeding, and being the passenger of a drinking driver. The authors recommend several intervention strategies.

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  • Authors:
    • HARRE, N
    • FIELD, J
    • Kirkwood, B
  • Publication Date: 1996

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00729980
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 390
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 10 1997 12:00AM