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The redevelopment of DriveSmart: a new life for an evidence-based approach to online learner driver training

Chapman, S, Wallace, P

Young Drivers Driver/Rider Training Novice Driver Programs Road Safety Programs

ARSC conference 2018

It is well known that novice drivers are consistently overrepresented in road trauma. In order to improve learner drivers’ hazard perception, safe response and attentional control skills, the DriveSmart program was originally developed and tested with two main aspects: scenario video-based exercises and attentional control training. While the original learning framework is still considered to be valid, key issues relating to the age of the program prompted a need for substantial redevelopment. Scripting, filming and post production of new video-based scenarios was completed in 2017 with the redeveloped DriveSmart website expected for public launch in June 2018.