Moped and motor scooter licensing and training : current approaches and future challenges

Haworth, Narelle L., Greig, Kristi, & Wishart, Darren E. (2008) Moped and motor scooter licensing and training : current approaches and future challenges. In 2008 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 10-12 November 2008, Adelaide, South Australia.

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Unlike some European countries, there have been few motor scooters and mopeds on Australian roads and licensing and training of these riders has received little attention. However, recent increases in the sales of scooters (many of which are officially mopeds) have stimulated interest in how these vehicles can be best managed in Australia. This paper reviews local and international approaches to moped and motor scooter licensing and training, and seeks to assess their relevance to the current Australian situation. A number of challenges to developing a coherent licensing and training system are identified and discussed: lack of information regarding moped and motor scooter safety and about the safety outcomes of current licensing and training systems, the absence of official definitions of scooters worldwide, the significant growth in this market, whether different licensing and training requirements should apply to tourists, and the status of similar vehicles.

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ID Code: 17775
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: motor scooter, moped, rider licensing, rider training
ISBN: 1876346566
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Road Safety
Deposited On: 06 Apr 2009 01:06
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:00

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