Work-related driving safety in light vehicle fleets : a review of past research and the development of an intervention framework

Newnam, Sharon A. & Watson, Barry C. (2011) Work-related driving safety in light vehicle fleets : a review of past research and the development of an intervention framework. Safety Science, 49(3), pp. 369-381.

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This paper presents a critical review of past research in the work-related driving field in light vehicle fleets (e.g., vehicles < 4.5 tonnes) and an intervention framework that provides future direction for practitioners and researchers. Although work-related driving crashes have become the most common cause of death, injury, and absence from work in Australia and overseas, very limited research has progressed in establishing effective strategies to improve safety outcomes. In particular, the majority of past research has been data-driven, and therefore, limited attention has been given to theoretical development in establishing the behavioural mechanism underlying driving behaviour. As such, this paper argues that to move forward in the field of work-related driving safety, practitioners and researchers need to gain a better understanding of the individual and organisational factors influencing safety through adopting relevant theoretical frameworks, which in turn will inform the development of specifically targeted theory-driven interventions. This paper presents an intervention framework that is based on relevant theoretical frameworks and sound methodological design, incorporating interventions that can be directed at the appropriate level, individual and driving target group.

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ID Code: 37714
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: work-related driving, fleet safety, occupational driving
DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2010.09.018
ISSN: 0925-7535
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 2010 Elsevier BV
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2010 00:08
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2011 15:00

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