A participative education program to reduce speeding in a group of work-related drivers

Newnam, Sharon A. & Watson, Barry C. (2009) A participative education program to reduce speeding in a group of work-related drivers. In 2009 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference : Smarter, Safer Directions, 10-12 November 2009, Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, New South Wales.


A number of intervention approaches have been developed to improve work-related driving safety. However, past interventions have been limited in that they have been data-driven, and have not been developed within a theoretical framework. The aim of this study is to present a theory-driven intervention. Based on the methodology developed by Ludwig and Geller (1991), this study evaluates the effectiveness of a participative education intervention on a group of work-related drivers (n = 28; experimental group n = 19, control n = 9). The results support the effectiveness of the intervention in reducing speeding over a six month period, while a non significant increase was found in the control group. The results of this study have important implications for organisations developing theory-driven interventions designed to improve work-related driving behaviour.

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ID Code: 27992
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: work-related driving, interventions, behaviour modification
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
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2009 01:55
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:03

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