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The development of a package of integrated learning material to assist young learner drivers

Davey, Jeremy D., Ferguson, Megan, & Sheehan, Mary C. (1997) The development of a package of integrated learning material to assist young learner drivers. In Bullen, F. & Troutbeck, Rod (Eds.) 2nd International Conference on Accident Investigation, Reconstruction, Interpretation and the Law, 20-23 October 1997, Brisbane.

Abstract

Young drivers, including motorcycle riders, are over-represented in crash statistics (Macdonald, Bowland, & Hancock, 1994; Swain & Blake, 1995). This has led researchers to investigate issues relating to young driver crash involvement and driving skill. Early work attempting to link these two concepts has been fraught with methodological problems that rendered the results inconclusive (Mayhew & Simpson, 1995). However, more recent and methodologically sound studies indicate: (1) that driving skills improve with experience; and (2) that more experience is related to fewer crashes (Gregersen & Bjurulf, 1996; Triggs & Smith, 1996). Forsyth (1992) quantified this relationship by suggesting that accident involvement decreases with increasing experience. In addition, there is further indication that young driver crashes are also related to individual motivational factors such as risk-taking (Triffs & Smith, 1996).

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ID Code: 9384
Item Type: Conference Paper
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ISBN: 1864352418
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Sensory Processes Perception and Performance (170112)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Educational Psychology (170103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1997 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:45

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