Women Drivers, Passengers, Cars and the Road

Andrée Woodcock, James Lenard, Ruth Welsh

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This chapter summarizes the main conclusions from a nine-month, DETR funded , UK survey considering the in-car safety and security of women drivers and passengers. The research included accident and injury analysis and qualitative investigations of car usage and driving experience with an emphasis on perceived safety and security. The main findings were that women sustained a greater degree of, and a different injury pattern in, accidents to their male counterparts. In addition perceived safety influences their driving behaviour. The chapter concludes with a set of recommendations to address these issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDriver Behaviour and Training
EditorsLisa Dorn
PublisherTaylor and Francis - Balkema
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351768948
ISBN (Print)9780754638353, 9781138716315
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2003 Lisa Dorn. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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