Reducing reversing vehicle incidents in Australian fleet settings: A case study

Wishart, Darren, Somoray, Klaire, & Rowland, Bevan (2016) Reducing reversing vehicle incidents in Australian fleet settings: A case study. In Stanton, Neville A., Landry, Steve, Di Bucchaianico, Giuseppe, & Vallicelli, Andrea (Eds.) Advances in Human Aspects of Transportation. Springer, pp. 733-744.

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Abstract

Reversing vehicle incidents is a significant but often overlooked issues in organisations. Utilising three Australian organisations, this study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of reversing aids and a behaviour-change program in reducing reversing-related crashes in fleet settings. Reversing-related incidents increased from Time 1 to Time 2 in the organisation that did not implement a specific strategy to reduce their reversing-related crashes and in the organisation that implemented the reversing aids intervention. However, the increase was only statistically significant in the organisation that utilised the reversing aids technology. In this organisation, the odds of its drivers getting involved in a reversing incident has almost doubled from Time 1 and Time 2. In contrast, the frequency of reversing incidents in the organisation implementing the behaviour-change program has significantly decreased, with less than 50% chance of its drivers being involved in a reversing incident from Time 1 to Time 2. The implications associated with these results will be discussed.

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ID Code: 98304
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors in Transportation, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA
Keywords: reversing-related incidents, work-related driving safety, technology-assisted reversing aids, behaviour change
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41682-3_61
ISBN: 9783319416823
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (111705)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
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
Deposited On: 30 Aug 2016 23:14
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 05:21

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