Third party parental policing of graduated driver licensing in the Australian Capital Territory

This report documents research funded by the NRMA ACT Road Safety Trust Fund in 2015 to investigate the strategies by which parents encourage their young provisionally licenced drivers to comply with the restrictions on their licences and with the road rules. The intention was to explore whether the construct of third party policing is a potentially useful way of attempting to increase the safety of young drivers. The aims of the study were to: 1. Assess the level of parental support for a more comprehensive GDL system within the ACT; 2. Identify parental approaches and strategies in encouraging and enforcing their young adult’s compliance with the restrictions of graduated driver licencing (GDL) and the road rules more broadly; 3. Describe the factors that facilitate or impede parental imposition of limits on the young driver; 4. Identify and describe young driver (P plate) views of parental limit-setting and methods of ensuring compliance with GDL; 5. Use the findings to inform the design of one or more interventions targeting parents to increase their young provisionally licenced driver’s compliance with road laws and with GDL restrictions


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  • Pagination: 44p + appendices

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01635183
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 24 2017 1:43PM