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Abiding by the law when it does not exist: The case of the helmet bicycle law

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dc.creator Sanmartin, Jaime
dc.creator Sanchez-Garcia, Mar
dc.creator Morandi, Anna
dc.creator Valero-Mora, Pedro M.
dc.creator Ledesma, Ruben D.
dc.creator Otte, Dietmar
dc.creator Shinar, David
dc.creator Tormo Lancero, Maria Teresa
dc.creator SAPLIOĞLU, Meltem
dc.creator Haworth, Narelle
dc.creator Ferraro, Ottavia E.
dc.date 2020-06-30T21:00:00Z
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-21T08:23:55Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-21T08:23:55Z
dc.identifier a5f76a2d-e7ca-4c6b-bda0-0b18d1a971d9
dc.identifier 10.1016/j.trf.2020.04.010
dc.identifier https://avesis.sdu.edu.tr/publication/details/a5f76a2d-e7ca-4c6b-bda0-0b18d1a971d9/oai
dc.identifier.uri http://acikerisim.sdu.edu.tr/xmlui/handle/123456789/85529
dc.description To improve the safety of bicycle users, some countries have enacted, or considered enacting, mandatory helmet legislation. Of course, the enactment of such legislation in a country assumes that its citizens will be well-informed of it, and consequently, will use the helmet more frequently than before. However, in the survey described in this paper we found that many people are not aware of the legislation in force in their own country, or, even if they know, they may not necessarily behave as dictated by the law. Thus, the effects of mandatory helmet legislation may be somewhat different than desired or expected. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to ascertain the role of cyclists' knowledge of the law in their country as a mediator between the law and the actual use of the helmet. Respondents from seventeen countries participated in an international survey about cyclists' habits, and answered questions about helmet legislation, and frequency of helmet use. The results indicate that the main effect of mandatory helmet legislation on the frequency of use of the helmet is mediated by the perception that such a law exists in their country-even when in fact sometimes it does not exist. (C) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
dc.language eng
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.title Abiding by the law when it does not exist: The case of the helmet bicycle law
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article


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