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Risky Driving Behaviour among the Motorized Two Wheeler Novice Riders in Davanagere City, Karnataka


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1 Department of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
     

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Road traffic accidents(RTA) account for greater mortality and morbidity rates worldwide, resulting in considerable global burden. In India motor vehicle accidents are one of the common reasons for mortality among young riders. The present study provides insight to different aspects of risky driving behavior from individual attitudes, and psychological factors like, anger, mood and emotions. Road traffic accidents are the third leading cause of death among young people. If timely actions are not taken, road traffic accidents are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death in the world. Considering the issue and concern about younger age group, this study was carried out to understand risky driving behaviour among young novice two wheeler riders. A cross sectional study was conducted among college students, findings from this study says young males are more involved in risky driving behavior. Finally, the results focus on the role that risky driving behaviour plays in two-wheeler motor vehicle accidents and suggests the need for further research in this area of risky driving behaviour to improve road safety education and law enforcement policies that focus upon ensuring good driving behaviours.

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Davanagere, Novice, Riding Behaviour, Younger Riders.
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V. Nandini
Department of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India
Kumar Sumit
Department of Public Health, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India

Abstract


Road traffic accidents(RTA) account for greater mortality and morbidity rates worldwide, resulting in considerable global burden. In India motor vehicle accidents are one of the common reasons for mortality among young riders. The present study provides insight to different aspects of risky driving behavior from individual attitudes, and psychological factors like, anger, mood and emotions. Road traffic accidents are the third leading cause of death among young people. If timely actions are not taken, road traffic accidents are predicted to become the fifth leading cause of death in the world. Considering the issue and concern about younger age group, this study was carried out to understand risky driving behaviour among young novice two wheeler riders. A cross sectional study was conducted among college students, findings from this study says young males are more involved in risky driving behavior. Finally, the results focus on the role that risky driving behaviour plays in two-wheeler motor vehicle accidents and suggests the need for further research in this area of risky driving behaviour to improve road safety education and law enforcement policies that focus upon ensuring good driving behaviours.

Keywords


Davanagere, Novice, Riding Behaviour, Younger Riders.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F191965