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A preliminary examination of the effects of changes in motorcycle licensing in Queensland

Haworth, Narelle L., Rowden, Peter J., & Schramm, Amy J. (2010) A preliminary examination of the effects of changes in motorcycle licensing in Queensland. In Proceedings of the 2010 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, Australasian Road Safety, National Convention Centre, Canberra.

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Abstract

Several sets of changes have been made to motorcycle licensing in Queensland since 2007, with the aim of improving the safety of novice riders. These include a requirement that a motorcycle learner licence applicant must have held a provisional or open car licence for 12 months, and imposing a 3 year limit for learner licence renewal. Additionally, a requirement to hold an RE (250 cc limited) class licence for a period of 12 months prior to progressing to an R class licence was introduced for Q-RIDE. This paper presents analyses of licensing transaction data that examine the effects of the licensing changes on the duration that the learner licence was held, factors affecting this duration and the extent to which the demographic characteristics of learner licence holders changed. The likely safety implications of the observed changes are discussed.

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ID Code: 37985
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Motorcycle Licensing, Graduated Licensing, Learner Riders, Novice Motorcyclist
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Health Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106)
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 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2010 08:45
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:21

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