Engaging the community: Limiting the road safety threats for novice drivers

Bates, Lyndel and Hansen, Robert (2004). Engaging the community: Limiting the road safety threats for novice drivers. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology. Third International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology, Nottingham, United Kingdom, (). 5-9 September 2004.

Author Bates, Lyndel
Hansen, Robert
Title of paper Engaging the community: Limiting the road safety threats for novice drivers
Conference name Third International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology
Conference location Nottingham, United Kingdom
Conference dates 5-9 September 2004
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology
Publication Year 2004
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 11
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Drivers and motorbike riders under the age of 25 are overrepresented in crashes throughout the world. In Queensland, Australia, they accounted for 14 per cent of road fatalities and 20 per cent of hospitalisations in the five years 1998 to 2002, when they were only 7 per cent of the actual state population. During 2003, the Travelsafe Committee of the Queensland Parliament examined methods for reducing crashes among this vulnerable group. After examining research from around the world, the committee identified a number of potential interventions for novice drivers. These included control of late night driving, passenger carrying limitations, restricting the power of cars and motorbikes, limiting towing, and reducing the maximum speed limit for novice drivers and riders. Other measures considered by the committee included re-introducing P-plates to identify drivers and riders in the intermediate licensing stage, rewards for offence-free driving/riding, and testing novice drivers and riders before they can ‘exit’ to a full licence.
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Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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