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In-Car Distractions and Their Impact on Driving Activities

In-car distractions can seriously impair driving and potentially contribute to accidents. In-car distractions include mobile phones, entertainment systems, interaction with passengers, and most recently satellite navigation systems. This study

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 13 December 2010
Publication subjects: Behaviour, Distraction

The effects of Electronic Stability Control interventions on rural road crashes in Australia: Simulation of real world crashes

About 60 per cent of all fatal road crashes in Australia occur on rural roads. While advances have been made in reducing the number of fatal crashes on metropolitan roads, the number of fatal crashes on rural roads remains relatively steady.

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 16 October 2009
Publication subjects: Rural

Ecodrive as a road safety tool for Australian conditions

Ecodriving involves driving more smoothly by anticipating changes in

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 03 June 2009

Factors influencing learner driver experiences

When compared with more experienced drivers, new drivers have a higher crash risk. This study examined the

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 06 April 2009
Publication subjects: Young drivers

Sleepiness and hazard perception while driving

Young drivers are involved disproportionately in serious vehicle crashes, and

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 06 April 2009
Publication subjects: Fatigue

The role of risk-propensity in the risky driving of younger and older drivers

Young drivers are over-represented in road injury statistics, partly because

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 06 April 2009
Publication subjects: Young drivers

Aboriginal People Travelling Well: Issues of safety, transport and health

The starting point for this project was the proposition that safe

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 30 October 2008
Publication subjects: Indigenous

Development of an Implicit Association Test to measure attitudes toward speeding

Speeding is a major contributor to road trauma and attitudes toward speeding are hypothesised to be a key determinant of the behaviour. Attitudinal research is limited by reliance on self-report measures and the attendant possibility of reporting

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 21 December 2007
Publication subjects: Speed

Psychosocial factors influencing mobile phone use while driving

This study aims to improve our understanding of why drivers use their mobile phones while driving and to inform campaigns designed to address this behaviour. The theory of planned behaviour was used to investigate factors relating to mobile phone

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 21 December 2007
Publication subjects: Risk

Psychological and social factors influencing motorcycle rider intentions and behaviour

This report documents two studies undertaken to identify and assess the psychological

Publication type: Research and Analysis Report
Publication sub type: Grant
Release date: 07 August 2007
Publication subjects: Motorcycle

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Last Updated: 12 February, 2019