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Ungdomars uppfattningar av trafiksäkra förare och förarutbildningens utformning
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2006 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
The perceptions of young people as regards what characterises a safe driver, and the formulation of driving instruction (English)
Abstract [sv]

An interview study was carried out with a phenomenographic approach, aimed at finding the variation of experience of a specific phenomenon. The prime objective was to find the variations of perceptions between young people who are learning to drive, and those who have recently acquired driving licences regarding what characterises a safe driver. The second objective was to find variations in perceptions as to how driving instruction should be organised. The third objective was to make a comparison between the perceptions of the two groups. In all, 37 interviews were carried out: 19 with 17 year-olds who held provisional driving licences, and 18 with 18 year-olds who held full driving licences. The interviews were of semi-structured character; all those interviewed were asked the same initial questions but after that the interviews were adapted to each respective respondent's replies. The result showed four joint categories of description for the groups as regards their perceptions of what a safe driver is; manoeuvring, obeying the law, adaptation and experience. Additionally, the 17 year-olds had self-awareness and the 18 year-olds had self-confidence, concentration and commitment. One interpretation of the difference is that the 18 year-olds have undergone driving instruction and have therefore thought more about what driving a car involves, how to behave on the road, etc. There were two joint categories as regards perceptions of how driving instruction should be formulated; flexibility and professional instructors. Additionally, with the 17 year-olds there were experience and order, and with the 18 year-olds the categories of risk-awareness, lifelong learning and sequence. The 17 year-olds primarily discussed the form of the instruction while the 18 year-olds were more focused on the content of the instruction in combination with its form. The 18 year-olds attached importance to individual responsibility, as regards both the arrangement of the instruction and the actual learning process for becoming a safe driver.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: VTI., VTI rapport 537 , 2006. , 98 p.
VTI rapport, ISSN 0347-6030
Keyword [en]
Safety, Driver training, Driver, Behaviour, Adolescent, Attitude, Interview, Recently qualified driver, Traffic regulations, Speed limit
Research subject
Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Driver training and road user education; Road: Traffic safety and accidents, Road: Road user behaviour
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-6399OAI: diva2:675276
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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