DRIVER SAFETY AWARENESS PROGRAM

Most vehicle crashes occur as a result of drivers' inability to accurately link their perception of driver risk with their real-time driving behaviour. Increasing the correlation between the accurate perception of driver risk and the real risk of a crash through a focus on driver attitude rather than driving skills, can lead to safer driving performance. There is a need for organisations to: provide work drivers and managers with accurate information on the human and dollar costs of crashes in their organisation; eliminate the myths and optimism bias often exhibited by work drivers. This paper is a report on the development of a half-day Driver Safety Awareness Program and delivery of 5 workshop sessions to fleet drivers in Sydney and regional centres for a NSW government agency in April and May 2001. A review of information generated by participants at the workshop was documented after each session: this report consolidates the workshop reviews; provides an overview of session content; and presents conclusions drawn from the experience. (a) For the covering entry of this conference, please see ITRD abstract no. E208180.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963693
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-9585-691-2-6
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2003 12:00AM