CASE STUDY: ETHNICITY AS A FACTOR IN PIZZA DELIVERY CRASHES

The study examined the safety in pizza delivery and the vulnerability of pizza delivery personnel and the cost of their treatment. During the 6-month study period, three men were admitted to a hospital having sustained fractures in traffic accidents during their employment as pizza delivery moped drivers. There were several features that the three patients had in common: all three were male Afghan refugees who spoke very little English; none of them possessed a full UK Driver's license; all three were involved in collisions with automobiles. It is unclear that Afghan ethnicity itself increased the risk of moped accidents, but it seems plausible that nonnative workers who lack English language skills and moped driving skills are at increased risk of moped accidents.

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    Taylor & Francis

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  • Authors:
    • MCLEAN, C R
    • Bernard, J
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00963992
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 4 2003 12:00AM