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ID (ISN) del documento111095
Número CIS 10-0712
ISSN - Título de la serie 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Bacchieri G., Barros A.J., Dos Santos J.V., Gigante D.P.
Título Cycling to work in Brazil: Users profile, risk behaviors, and traffic accident occurrence
Información bibliográfica July 2010, Vol.42, No.4, p.1025-1030. 17 ref.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) Brasil; equipo de protección individual; accidentes in itinere
Descriptores (secundarios) consciencia de seguridad; comportamiento humano; estudio transversal; causas de los accidentes
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Protección individual
Psicología y sociología del trabajo
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos mecánicos, transporte
Navegación por categoria(s) Road transportation