Study shows media changed drivers attitude to cyclists

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Study shows media changed drivers attitude to cyclists

Postby sore thumb » 13 Oct 2014, 9:12am

Australian cycling study

Interesting read

http://www.monash.edu.au/miri/research/ ... arc322.pdf

NATURALISTIC CYCLING STUDY: IDENTIFYING RISK FACTORS FOR CYCLISTS IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

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Re: Study shows media changed drivers attitude to cyclists

Postby squeaker » 13 Oct 2014, 9:57am

Thanks for the link :)

From the discussion (edited to show the reference number):
Previous research on the media’s coverage of cycling in Australia has identified that there is often a
‘victim’ or ‘villain’ depiction of cyclists (ref 80). With the 24 hour news cycle, growing number of online
media outlets and social media platforms there is an increasing space for people to voice their
opinions about any subject, including cycling. Study participants commented that they were directly
impacted by a television segment that encouraged violence against cyclists and the altercation
between cricketer Shane Warne and a cyclist in Melbourne. They correlated the two media events
with increased harassment from drivers on the road. Some cyclists considered the public attack on
cyclists gave drivers permissions to be more aggressive.


Couldn't happen over here.... :roll: :lol:
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Re: Study shows media changed drivers attitude to cyclists

Postby reohn2 » 14 Oct 2014, 9:41am

squeaker wrote:..........Couldn't happen over here.... :roll: :lol:


No British people don't believe anything pushed at them by the media(in it's many forms) :? :wink:
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Re: Study shows media changed drivers attitude to cyclists

Postby Psamathe » 14 Oct 2014, 10:02am

reohn2 wrote:
squeaker wrote:..........Couldn't happen over here.... :roll: :lol:


No British people don't believe anything pushed at them by the media(in it's many forms) :? :wink:

Unless it's Jeremy Clarkson doing the shovelling. :roll:

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Re: Study shows media changed drivers attitude to cyclists

Postby axel_knutt » 14 Oct 2014, 3:29pm

It's a bit too long on opinion and short on evidence to carry any weight.

A broad review of the role of the media in the public perception of cyclists and the relationship
between cyclists and drivers on the road was outside the scope of this study.
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Re: Study shows media changed drivers attitude to cyclists

Postby kwackers » 14 Oct 2014, 3:49pm

Psamathe wrote:Unless it's Jeremy Clarkson doing the shovelling. :roll:

Ian

I think there's a huge difference between some oaf messing around and a right wing, hate filled article attempting to sound 'reasonable' of the type you see in the rags.
Most folk 'get' JC but otoh 'reasonable' sounding articles about maniac cyclists hitting poor pedestrians and getting in the way of poor motorists who are at their wits end stokes the fires quite nicely.