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The Psychology of Drivers and Leadership Practices in Predicting Safe Driving.

Warmerdam, A, Newnam, S, Sheppard, D, Griffin, M, Stevenson, M

Driver Psychology 2

ARSC conference 2017

Work-related driving in Australia is a major risk for employers. Many organisations face the challenge of balancing productivity and safety. Considerable attention has been given to risk management practices of organisations. This paper extends previous research by going beyond risk management to understand how bundled human resource management (HRM) practices contribute to developing a safer work environment. Consideration is also given to the extensive research examining individual differences contributing to driving behaviour. In this way, the research aims to understand how senior management and individual drivers interact in the organisational system and how this supports or constrains safe driving behaviour.