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Distracting and Risky Behaviours while Cycling: a Comparison of Group and Non-Group Riders in Western Australia

Fraser, M., Meuleners, L., Chow, K., Stevenson, M.


ARSC conference 2017

This study used an online questionnaire to compare the risk of using mobile phones, portable audio equipment and riding under the influence of alcohol while non-group riding in Perth, WA for cyclists who participated in group riding versus exclusive non-group riders. Group riders were less likely to have possibly cycled while over the legal blood alcohol limit in the past 12 months (OR: 0.56, 95% CI: 0.34-0.92) and were less likely to ever use portable audio equipment (OR: 0.57, 95% CI: 0.34-0.94) than exclusive non-group riders, while participating in non-group riding. Group riding was not associated with mobile phone use..