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The effects of unhealthy lifestyle behaviours on risky riding behaviours - A study on app-based motorcycle taxi riders in Vietnam

Authors: 

Duy Quy Nguyen-Phuoc, OscarOviedo - Trespalacios, Teron Nguyen, Diep Ngoc Su

Source title: 
Journal of Transport and Health, 16: 100666, 2020 (ISI)
Academic year of acceptance: 
2019-2020
Abstract: 

In developing countries, traditional motorcycle taxis are operated as a type of public transport mode. Recently, the development of mobile technology has enabled this transport mode to become an app-based motorcycle taxi service, leading to a rapid increase in travel demand. However, the emergence of app-based motorcycle taxi riders is considered to contribute directly and indirectly to the high proportion of road traffic crashes through their risky riding behaviours. The associations between unhealthy habits such as smoking, drink riding and other risky behaviours among motorcyclists have received less attention. Therefore, the aim of this study is to explore the effect of unhealthy lifestyle behaviours on risky riding behaviours among app-based motorcycle taxi riders. This study also explores the prevalence of risky riding behaviours and their associations.