Varför väljer cyklister att cykla alkoholpåverkade?: En enkätstudie

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Gunilla Sörensen

Alcohol impairment seems to be an important contributing factor to cyclists being killed or injured in traffic. Nevertheless, there is currently relatively little known about people's view of alcohol impaired cycling. The aim of this questionnaire study was therefore to examine how beliefs, which according to the theory of planned behaviour (TPB), underpin people’s attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioural control influence the decision to cycle alcohol impaired. The survey of 196 cyclists shows that their attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control together could explain a greater portion of the variance in their intention to cycle alcohol impaired than what the underpinning beliefs could do. Therefore, if the main interest is to predict cyclists' decisions to cycle alcohol impaired, one should focus on attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control. If, on the other hand, one is interested in understanding cyclists’ decisions to cycle alcohol impaired one should focus on the underpinning beliefs. The results further show that campaigns challenging cyclists' perception of how nice it is to cycle home even though they are alcohol impaired and/or urges cyclists to leave their bicycles at home during social events with alcohol should have the potential to reduce alcohol impaired cycling. These campaigns should focus on specific groups, with high prevalence of alcohol impaired cycling, rather than on cyclists in general. Improved public transport services should also have a potential to reduce alcohol impaired cycling. 

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