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Lärarperspektiv på riskutbildningen för motorcyklister
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Traffic and road users, Human-vehicle-transport system interaction.
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Driving instructors' perspective on risk training of motorcyclists (English)
Abstract [en]

Over the last decade it has become increasingly popular to ride a motorcycle in Sweden. A mandatory risk education for competence A and A1 was introduced from the 1st of November 2009. Since the education is new, few evaluations have been conducted so far.

This study evaluates the risk education for motorcyclists based on the perspective of driving instructors. The goal was to compile the instructors' comments and experiences with respect to the new risk training. An additional objective was to examine the driving instructors' perceived effects of the education on their students' driving behavior. Six semi-structured interviews with driving instructors and an observational study of the education at various driving schools were conducted. In addition, a participant observation study was performed during a further education of 15 driving instructors. The results show that the instructors experience a great need for the new risk training and that the implementation of the training itself has been good. Students have been referring to the risk training, which according to the instructors indicate that the students have embraced the essence of the training. As a result, the students drive more carefully now and think twice in certain situations according to the instructors. This was considered a desirable result.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2011. , 36 p.
VTI notat, 18-2011
Keyword [en]
Motorcyclist, Driver training, Risk, Education, Driving instructor, Attitude (psychol)
Keyword [sv]
Motorcyklister, Förarutbildning, Risk, Utbildning, Trafiklärare, Attityder
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Pedagogical Work
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Driver training and road user education
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-1749OAI: diva2:670465
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2014-09-16Bibliographically approved

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