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Title: New England Youth Speeding Project: A pilot study of young drivers and risky driving: effective strategies for preventing speeding amongst young Australians aged 16-25 years in the New England Region
Contributor(s): Carrington, Kerry  (author); Periera, Margaret (author); Reavell, Margaret  (author)
Corporate Author: New South Wales Motor Accidents Authority Local Government Grants scheme, administered by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (New South Wales)
Publication Date: 2006
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Abstract: Young Australian drivers aged 17 – 25 years are overwhelmingly represented in road fatalities where speed is a factor. In the combined LGAs of Armidale Dumaresq, Guyra, Uralla and Walcha in the 5 years 1999-2003 inclusive, 43% of speeding related casualty crashes involved a young driver aged less than 25 years. This is despite the fact that the 17-25 age group account for only 25% of the driving population in this area. Young male drivers account for the majority of these crashes and also tend to have a higher number of driving offences and accrue more penalties for road traffic offences, especially speeding. By analysing data from questionnaires by male and female participants this research project has been able to evaluate road safety advertisements to determine which ones are most effective to young drivers, what features of these advertisements are effective, how males differ from females in their receptiveness and preferences for road safety advertisements and specifically how to target young people especially young men in conveying road safety messages. Finally this research project has identified factors that are important in the production of media road safety advertisements and has made recommendations for how best to convey effective road safety messages to young Australian drivers in rural areas.
Publication Type: Report
Publisher: Centre for Applied Research in Social Science, University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
ISBN: 9780980388206
Field of Research (FOR): 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
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