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‘It’s exactly what we needed’: A process evaluation of the DriveSafe NT Remote driver licensing program

Cullen, P, Chevalier, A, Byrne, J, Hunter, K, Gadsden, T, Ivers, R

Aboriginal / Community

ARSC conference 2016

EXTENDED ABSTRACT: DriveSafe Northern Territory (NT) Remote was implemented by the NT government to increase driver licensing in underserviced remote communities. This process evaluation triangulates informant interviews, program observation, program data and de-identified licensing data.

DriveSafe is accepted by remote NT communities, and impacting driver licensing rates in these settings. There was a greater increase in licences at intervention sites compared with other remote areas. A dose-response relationship showed greater licence outcomes at communities that received higher levels of program delivery. Interviewees regarded DriveSafe as highly engaging and flexible. DriveSafe’s culturally responsive and innovative approach should lead to further positive licensing outcomes.