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This study explored the conceptual understanding of road crashes as a social issue and the behavioral determinants of motorcycle helmet use in Cambodia. The authors found that although people express the intention to wear a helmet, in practice many people still do not do so. While the target population was aware that wearing a helmet protects them from head injuries, the actual wearing of a helmet was linked to perceived risk and not all situations were considered risky by the road user. The authors conclude that further efforts should focus on changing the perception of risk, namely that all situations without a helmet are risky.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Health care policy and administration
  • Priority health concerns
  • Public health
  • Roads and bridges
  • Safety and health at work
  • Traffic violation
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
Copyright No
Version / Edition 1.0
License unspecified

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Author (individual) De Jong, Marjolein
Co-author (individual) Brijs, Tom; Brijs, Kris; Sann Socheata; Ol Soveasna
Publisher Transport Research Institute, Hasselt University
Publication date 2011
Pagination 49 p.
Date uploaded June 6, 2015, 19:53 (UTC)
Date modified August 29, 2015, 13:08 (UTC)