Working Group 2: Traffic Psychology

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There are significant social, behavioural and perceptual aspects that play an important role in whether cyclists choose to wear helmets. The decision depends upon many factors – which could act as either barriers or facilitators – including cultural norms, the perceived level of danger or benefits, and social pressure for conformity. In addition, the types of bicycles, the cycling conditions, the age of the cyclists, and other biographical and contextual conditions play an important role.

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One possible arrangement of variables influencing helmet use.


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