Barn och fyrhjulingar: riskacceptans och attityder kring fyrhjulingar på landsbygden ur ett föräldraperspektiv

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Peter Lundqvist
Eva Göransson

The study was aimed to explore attitudes and behavior among parents with children using ATVs, as well as their experience of incidents and injuries. The results will form the basis for the proposed measures for further actions by different stakeholders. Two focus groups, one with younger people and another with parents as well as an in-depth interview with a distributor of ATVs were performed initially. The interviews were analyzed and resulted in six themes that formed the basis of an interview guide that was used to make nationwide telephone interviews with parents and some of their children (with the permission from parents). 50 telephone interviews were conducted during the period from autumn 2015 to spring 2016. Of those interviewed, 41 were adults and 9 children aged 5–14 years.

The results were analyzed and the answers for each question were compiled and presented in the report. The analysis revealed eight themes, which are described in the report: 1. The use of ATVs. 2. Risk awareness. 3. The information does not help – “Not us, but the other”. 4. The parents’ perception of children's abilities. 5. The children’s learning. 6. The children’s perspective. 7. Rules and responsibilities 8. What about the risk acceptance? The results showed, among other things the parents were aware of risks, and several showed a risk acceptance but also a strong commitment to children’s safety. A number of draft recommendations to increase the safe use of ATVs is presented in the end of the report.

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