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From on High? A Systems Analysis of the Contributory Factors That Lead to the Fatal Five Behaviours

Salmon, P M, Read, G, Beanland, V, Thompson, J., Filtness, A, Johnston, I

Drug/Drunk Driving

ARSC conference 2017

This article presents the findings from a study in which a systems thinking framework was used to collect and analyse a range of data on the factors underpinning the so called fatal five driver behaviours. The study included an analysis of crash data, a series of surveys on drivers' perceptions on the causes of fatal five behaviours and an expert workshop. The data was analysed and mapped onto a systems model of the Queensland road transport system. In addition to well-known contributory factors, additional factors related to policy, transport system design, road rules and regulations, and societal issues were identified.