Motivating behaviour change among high risk road users: why is there no science of driving?
Most attempts at this type of driver education and training throughout the world have been aimed at 'provisional' drivers. Where studies have been carried out to assess these courses they have generally failed to establish either a positive or a negative outcome. It is our belief that much of this type of driver education has been mis-directed. Our long and extensive experience suggests that much more can be done to establish appropriate risk assessment behaviour in young people before rather than after they are issued with a 'P' licence. Subjects to be addressed in this paper: 1. getting a licence - learning to drive safely or achieving adult identity? 2. attitude and behaviour as a consequence of knowledge and understanding? 3. thrill seeking - or, simply stimulated by speed, movement, energy and motion sensitivity. 4. changing technology - will changing vehicle dynamics change risk taking behaviour?
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- Smith, G
- Publication Date: 2008-9
- Pagination: 8p
- TRT Terms: Behavior; Drivers; Highway safety; Motivation; Recently qualified drivers; Risk taking
- Uncontrolled Terms: Road safety (human factors)
- ATRI Terms: Change; Driver behaviour; Learner driver; Motivation; Risk taking; Road safety
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 01383629
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB
- Files: ATRI
- Created Date: Aug 22 2012 3:40PM