The associated factors of risky riding behaviors among motorcyclists involved in traffic accident

[Speaker] Chen, Ping-ling:1
[Co-author] Chen, Yi-chu:1
1:Taipei Medical University (Taiwan)

The aim of this study was to determine the associated factors of risky riding behaviors among injured motorcyclists. A total of 116 motorcycle riders aged over 20 who admitted to an emergency department due to traffic injury were recruited. A structured questionnaire was used to collect demographic characteristics, health condition, substance use, environmental factors, and risky riding behaviors in the previous month before the date of traffic accidents. Motorcyclists who are unmarried, had experienced of traffic accident in previous three years, had drowsy riding experience, poor sleep quality in the past month were more likely to have higher score of risky riding behaviors. After control for potential confounders, unmarried and drowsy riding experience were significantly associated with higher risky riding behaviors. Future study is needed to clarify the role of drowsy riding experience on risky riding behaviors in order to develop an effective interventional program to reduce traffic injury.
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