Cyclist and car drivers interactions under the microscope at UWA

UWA are currently undertaking research into how cyclists and car drivers share our roads. If you ride a bike or drive a car you would have had experience of this and UWA want to hear from you via their survey.

About the project

Car drivers and cyclists often share the roads and their interaction can cause friction between these two parties.

What exactly contributes to such encounters is the focus of a new study run by researchers at the University of Western Australia. The study investigates some of the factors that may play a role in car drivers’ and cyclists’ contacts on the roads from the perspective of car drivers.

The research team, lead by Dr Laura Fruhen, is looking for WA drivers who are willing to complete a 15 minute survey.

Anyone living in WA, holding a driving license, and over the age of 18 can take part. Questions asked in the study concern the participant’s typical behaviour towards cyclists when driving, as well as their thoughts about a number of related issues.

You can find the survey here: Cycling Survey.



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