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A study in real traffic examining glance behaviour of teenage cyclists when listening to music

Listening to music while cycling impairs cyclists’ auditory perception and may decrease their awareness of approaching vehicles. If the impaired auditory perception is not compensated by the cyclist himself or other road users involved, crashes may occur.

SWOV researchers Stelling-Konczak, Vlakveld, Commandeur, Hagenzieker and Van Wee and Van Gent wrote an article about this subject in 'Transportation Research Part F': 'A study in real traffic examining glance behaviour of teenage cyclists when listening to music: Results and ethical considerations' (free till May 3).

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