‘Seeing it from a cyclist’s point of view is totally different.’ : understanding the impact of cycling awareness training for HGV drivers

Sherriff, GA 2017, ‘Seeing it from a cyclist’s point of view is totally different.’ : understanding the impact of cycling awareness training for HGV drivers , Project Report, University of Salford, Salford.

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Abstract

Cycle training organisation BikeRight! delivers a Safe Urban Driving course aimed at professional drivers. With concern about safety on the road being an oft-cited reason for low take-up of cycling, and with incidents involving an HGV and a cyclist disproportionately likely to result in a cyclist fatality, changing driver behaviour, alongside other safety measures, is an important factor in encouraging cycling and reducing risk. The investigation comprises a pilot study of qualitative research aiming to evaluate and understand the ways in which the course influences the attitudes and behaviour of drivers, and to trial an approach to researching the impact of such courses. It comprises six semi-structured interviews with HGV drivers who had participated in the Safe Urban Driving course, an interview with a course coordinator, and participant observation of a one-day Safe Urban Driving course. An Internet-based survey of previous course participants received nine responses and added further information about participants’ reactions to the course, including learning points and changes in driving practice.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Publisher: University of Salford
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Funders: BikeRight!, Transport for Greater Manchester
Depositing User: Dr Graeme Sherriff
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 08:29
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2017 05:27
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/42933

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