Deciding to drive through floodwater: A qualitative analysis through the lived experience, Royal Life Saving Society – Australia & Griffith University
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More than half of unintentional flood-related drowning deaths in Australia are due to driving through floodwater. Currently, there is a critical knowledge gap in understanding why individuals choose to drive through floodwater and the decisions that may lead to such actions. We propose that a more complete understanding of individuals’ decisions to drive through floodwater needs to be considered in the context of the lived experience.
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