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Development of a road safety program for young offenders

Waller, E, Chapman, S, Hagston, J, Harris, A, Hughes, I

Young Drivers

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: One group of young people particularly at risk of performing unsafe road behaviours is those who have entered or are at risk of entering the justice system. Many of these young people have either committed an offence involving motor vehicles or were involved in high-risk situations involving motor vehicle use.

The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has developed two programs for young people who have appeared before the courts and been given diversion orders or supervision orders. The aims of the programs are to provide the participants with important information, education and behavior change strategies to be safer road users.