Katy MacMillan and Emma Hewitt
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About this Report
Research Aims and Objectives
Rationale for Using Focus Groups
Organising the Focus Groups
Final Participant Numbers and Mix
Focus Group Format
Analysing the Focus Group Findings
Notes on the Findings
3. ATTITUDES AND EXPERIENCES
General Views on Road Safety
What Makes a Good Driver?
What Makes a Good Passenger?
Drinking Alcohol, Taking Drugs and Driving
Mobile Phones and Driving
Urban and Rural Roads
Insurance and Driving Licences
4. INFLUENCES ON BEHAVIOUR
Influence of Alcohol and Drugs on Driving Behaviour
Deterrents for Drink and Drug Driving
Other Factors that Influence Behaviour
Improving Driver Behaviour Through Peer Pressure
Common Themes in Peer Influence
5. RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Restrictions or Interventions for Younger Drivers
General Policing and the Law
Parental and Passenger Responsibility
Other Key Issues
Appendix 1: Screener Survey
Appendix 2: Focus Group Discussion Guide
Appendix 3: References
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1.1: Car drivers involved in accidents, 2002 - 2006, Average
Table 2.1: Focus group matrix
Table 2.2: Participant profile
Table 3.1: Thoughts, images and associations with road safety
Table 3.2: What makes a good driver?
Table 3.3: What makes a good passenger?
Table 4.1: What influences behaviour?
The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.