Motorcycling and leisure : understanding the recreational PTW rider / Paul Broughton & Linda Walker.

Author
Broughton, Paul [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009.
Description
xii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Related name
Series
Human factors in road and rail transport. [More in this series]
Summary note
Riding a powered two-wheeler (PTW) is a high-risk activity and those who ride are often perceived as being 'risk junkies', but through an in-depth exploration of this leisure activity, this book explains that riders ride because they enjoy it and do not necessarily enjoy the risk involved.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-191) and index.
Contents
An introduction to motorcycles -- Motorcycle safety -- Task homeostasis theory -- Risk and sensation seeking -- Who rides? -- Why do people choose to ride? -- Enjoyment and risk -- Bike riders and car drivers -- Task capability, task demand and motorcycle riding -- Group riding -- Improving motorcycle safety.
ISBN
  • 9780754675013 ((alk. paper))
  • 0754675017 ((alk. paper))
LCCN
2008052667
OCLC
277472300
RCP
N - S