Rebecca Karstens Brandt, Technical University of Denmark,DTU

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Rebecca Karstens Brandt, DTU.
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Forskningsområde: Cyclist safety and behaviour.

Beskrivning: In my project, I work on cyclists’ use of phones in traffic. This distraction is performed by the cyclists themselves, which makes it different from other types of external distractions. I use systemic psychological theory in combination with qualitative interviews and surveys. My main objective is to explore how environmental characteristics and the law affect risk perception and behaviours among cyclists in Denmark and The Netherlands.

•Which factors contribute to the performance of secondary tasks while cycling?
•What are the attitudes towards cyclists’ multitasking using mobile devices, and how is the behaviour perceived amongst different subgroups of cyclists?
•Where and when does the practice of using mobile devices while cycling take place?
•How do different types of contexts, interpersonal dynamics and culture enhance or reduce risk-taking behaviours amongst cyclists?

As part of the studies, influences from individual factors such as demography, social norms, riding experience and type of bike are taken into account. These are supplemented by deeper insights about the conceptualization of risk-taking behaviours as legitimate or illegitimate, the concept of other cyclists, social motives for risk-taking behaviour and the influence of spatial context.

Disputerar: December 2021

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