Fleet safety countermeasures in a large Australian fleet

Newnam, Sharon A., Guthrie, Diane, & Tay, Richard S. (2004) Fleet safety countermeasures in a large Australian fleet. In Canadian Multidisciplinary Road Safety Conference XIII, June 2004, Banff, Canada.


The available evidence suggests that work-related drivers are over-involved in crashes compared with other drivers. However, despite this over-involvement in crashes there has been limited research examining the social-psychological factors that impact on crash risk in work-related drivers. While industry reports suggest that organisational culture can affect work related-driver behaviour, there is limited empirical evidence that has explored the influence of management systems on workplace road safety outcomes and driver behaviour. This study will thus examine (a) social-psychological factors that influence driver behaviour and (b) managerial and organisational system factors that influence workplace road safety outcomes. The research will draw on psychological theory (Theory of Planned Behaviour) and organisational theory (Cooper’s Reciprocal Safety Culture Model). This study will also examine the efficacy of existing fleet safety countermeasures (e.g., driver training, financial incentive schemes and newsletters) in a large government organisation, on the behaviour of work-related drivers and how these countermeasures are implemented, utilised, and evaluated by the fleet management system.

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ID Code: 6883
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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 2004 please consult authors
Deposited On: 05 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2011 05:03

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