The effectiveness of driver training as a road safety measure: a review of the literature

The effectiveness of driver training as a road safety measure is a controversial issue within the professional and public arena. The worth of driver training for car drivers as a means of improving driver behaviour and reducing road crash involvement is continually debated in Australia and overseas. In an effort to inform road safety professionals, and the public at large, about the merits and effectiveness of such training as a crash countermeasure, RACV commissioned RCSC Services Pty Ltd to perform an extensive review of the international literature concerning driver training. In particular, the effectiveness of driver training programs for learner drivers, young/recently licensed drivers and experienced drivers was investigated. The review suggests that driver training cannot be considered an effective crash countermeasure and that other approaches such as increased supervision and graduated licensing for novice drivers are likely to make greater and more lasting contributions to road safety.

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    Royal Automobile Club of Victoria (RACV). Public Policy Group

    Noble Park, Victoria   
  • Authors:
    • Christie, R
  • Publication Date: 2001-11


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 46p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 1-Mar

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01392790
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 187596326X
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 7:28AM