標題: Age and contributing factors to unlicensed teen motorcycling
作者: Yeh, Tsu-Hurng
Chang, Hsin-Li
運輸與物流管理系 註:原交通所+運管所
Department of Transportation and Logistics Management
關鍵字: Initial age of motorcycling;Minimum licensing age;Unlicensed riding;Cox regression method
公開日期: 1-Jan-2009
摘要: This study aims to examine the initial age when teenagers engage in unlicensed motorcycling in Taiwan and the factors contributing to their unlicensed behavior. Data were collected from the retrospective experience of a cohort of senior high school students and a Cox regression model was applied. The results indicated that an estimated 63.4% of the students had experienced riding before the legal age of 18 years. Contributing factors such as whether the students were in a vocational senior high school, male, and in households with higher motorcycle ownership rates led to an earlier riding age; in contrast, a higher degree of parental monitoring, fewer motorcycles in the household, living in Greater Taipei, and an increase in the bus density in the district delayed the ages of beginning motorcycling. The higher minimum licensing age of 18 in Taiwan has caused a debate about its effectiveness because of the high prevalence of unlicensed teenage riding. Measures such as parental monitoring, power- or speed-limited mopeds, training programs, and no duo-passengers Should be carefully examined if it policy is to be made oil lowering the age limit of motorcycling. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2008.02.002
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/7809
ISSN: 0925-7535
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2008.02.002
期刊: SAFETY SCIENCE
Volume: 47
Issue: 1
起始頁: 125
結束頁: 130
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