Förebyggande trafiksäkerhetsarbete inom föreningslivet
: En intervjustudie bland idrottsföreningar

Translated title of the thesis: Prevention of road safety work in the voluntary sector: An interview study among sports
  • Linda Jönsson
  • Johny Allansson

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    The goal of Vision Zero is that no one is going to be killed or seriously injured in traffic. About six people dies each year and many more is getting hurt in sports- related travels. Working with the prevention of road safety in sports can be one way to contribute to increased road safety in Sweden. The aim of this study was to examine what sports thought about preventive road safety work. What were their beliefs concerning road safety policy and the conditions that existed. Further what could enhance road safety. This study was conducted with a qualitative method using semi-structured interviews in nine different sports in a municipality in southern Sweden. Within the analysis we picked out the most important meaning-bearing units. These were placed into groups and then composed for the different categories we created. Results showed that interest in the prevention of road safety work in general was low and that a road safety policy was not perceived as motivated by sports. It was difficult to involve parents and other volunteers, when work on issues not related to the sport itself was not something that interested them. The discussion addresses that lack of time and will in the community have reduced resources for the sport. Also that road safety was not seen as an important issue to work with. All this because there was not a practical problem in connecting to the effort necessary. The conclusion of this study conveyes that interest in these types of issues in sports was low and volunteers played a crucial role in the union's priorities. Furthermore, the need for someone outside the club to create attention around the topic. This person could perfectly well be a pedagogue of public health.

    Date of Award2010-Aug-10
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorBengt Selghed (Supervisor), Ingemar Andersson (Supervisor), Göran Ejlertsson (Examiner) & Elisabet Malmström (Examiner)

    University credits

    • 30 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Pedagogical Work (50304)
    • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)


    • prevention of road safety
    • trafficsafetypolicy
    • sports
    • vision zero
    • behavioural change

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