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Document ID (ISN)111095
CIS number 10-0712
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bacchieri G., Barros A.J., Dos Santos J.V., Gigante D.P.
Title Cycling to work in Brazil: Users profile, risk behaviors, and traffic accident occurrence
Bibliographic information July 2010, Vol.42, No.4, p.1025-1030. 17 ref.
Abstract This cross-sectional study was carried out in the urban area of Pelotas, Southern Brazil, with the aim of outlining the profile of bicycle commuters, analyzing their use of safety equipment, identifying their risk behaviours and evaluating the association between these variables and traffic accidents. The sample included 1133 male subjects aged 20 years or more, and who used a bicycle for commuting. Crude and adjusted analyses were carried out using Poisson regression. A total of 152 reported traffic accidents were recorded in the 12 months preceding the interview, involving 10.8% of subjects. Most risk behaviors studied and the use of safety equipment showed no significant association with accidents. Findings suggest that in the context where the study was done (poor road signalling, limited policing and aggressive driving), changing cyclist behaviour may not have substantial impact in terms of accident reduction before other road traffic interventions are implemented.
Descriptors (primary) Brazil; personal protective equipment; commuting accidents
Descriptors (secondary) safety consciousness; human behaviour; cross-sectional study; causes of accidents
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Personal protection
Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation