Gender, age and motor vehicles-which combination is highest risk?

Sarah Redshaw

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The paper will take a global perspective on high-risk road users to begin with, considering not only motor vehicle drivers but also non-motorised users and then working back to consider young men who are probably seen as the highest risk group in Australia. But are they really? The paper will look at gender as a risk factor and age related issues drawing on statistical data from the NSW RTA and QLD Transport as well as social and cultural research from focus group studies with young drivers. Taking into consideration gender, age and the motor vehicle, the primary question of the paper will be: is gender more of a factor than age and how much of the risk factor is due to the motor vehicle itself? In combination these factors are all important and their contributions need to be more deeply examined separately and together.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh risk road users
Subtitle of host publicationmotivating behaviour change : what works and what doesn’t work?
EditorsBarry Watson, Rob Hansen
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherAustraliasian College of Road Safety
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustraliasian College of Road Safety Annual Conference - Brisbane
Duration: 18 Sep 200819 Sep 2008


ConferenceAustraliasian College of Road Safety Annual Conference


  • Young drivers
  • social framing
  • gender


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