Conference & Journal Papers Database

< Back to search

The driving exposure of learner drivers in New South Wales: insight from a smartphone app

Scott-Parker, B, Fitz-Walter, Z., Ti, J.

Young Drivers Road Environment Novice Driver/Rider Licensing Driver/Rider Training

ARSC conference 2018

Young drivers persist as a major public health problem due to their over-involvement in road crashes in which they and other road users are injured. In New South Wales (NSW), young drivers progress through graduated driver licensing (GDL), logging a supervised practice minimum of 120 hours in the learner phase. While logbooks record some information regarding the Learner’s driving exposure, such as distance driven, much remains unknown regarding their driving exposure during this period. A smartphone app is currently being used by a group of learner drivers in NSW, providing unique insight into the nature of the young driver’s exposure during this learning phase.