Road safety in corporate fleet settings: Approaches from organisational and industrial psychology

Wills, Andrew R., Biggs, Herbert C., & Watson, Barry C. (2005) Road safety in corporate fleet settings: Approaches from organisational and industrial psychology. In Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 14-16 November 2005, Wellington, New Zealand.


Research into work-related driver safety in corporate vehicle fleets has provided some descriptive information about driving for work and some of the common approaches to fleet safety. However, a lack of theoretical underpinnings has constrained the scope of this research. This paper outlines some theories and conceptual approaches from organisational and industrial psychology which are applicable for researching work-related driving and designing fleet safety countermeasures. Approaches described relate to contextual performance, occupational stress, organisational culture and climate. In using these approaches, work-related driving is conceptualised as an organisational behaviour – a behaviour of employees which occurs in the organisational setting. These are consolidated into an integrated approach to fleet safety. In addition to enhancing the understanding of work-related driving, utilising this integrated approach will result in intervention strategies designed to target the key psychosocial and organisational factors involved.

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ID Code: 2723
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: work, related driving, fleet safety, organisational theory
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Industrial and Organisational Psychology (170107)
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:12

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