Pathways to Best Practice in Road Safety - The Web as a Resource

Brownlow, Douglas (2000) Pathways to Best Practice in Road Safety - The Web as a Resource. In 2000 Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 26-28 November 2000, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)

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A study of Queensland road safety practitioners in 1999 identified the perceived need for access to data, research and planning techniques. A scan of contemporary models for making similar information available to other areas and industries pointed to the growing application of web-based access. Special funding was sought from the Queensland Road Accident Prevention and Road Safety Research Grant Scheme to design, develop and implement a Web site that both facilitates and encourages community reference to data, research and the principles of strategic planning. Consultation was undertaken to identify those key characteristics preferred by a sample of future users. These related to content, appearance and functionality. These results were used as quality controls in the design of the site by the Pathways Project Officer, employed to develop the package. The site is expected to be trialled by early 2001. This paper outlines some of the issues addressed in the process of development and suggests potential benefits resulting from community access to a web site which both makes available road safety-related data and research findings and guides the user through a self-paced planning process.

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ID Code: 10647
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the author.
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (080700) > Information Retrieval and Web Search (080704)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 09 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:48

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