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Technology and driver education for indigenous Australians

Hawkins, A., Belsham, D, Bates, L, Filtness, A, Larue, G.S., Rodwell, D., Makin, S.

Young Drivers Indigenous Road Safety Hazard Perception Driver/Rider Training

ARSC conference 2018

Multiple barriers have been identified that prevent some Indigenous Australians from obtaining a licence. A scoping review of the literature was conducted to identify interventions that are used to address these barriers. Limited research was identified, none of which assessed the suitability of technological interventions such as PC-based training or driving simulators. Following this, Indigenous community members in regional Queensland were consulted to gain insight into the appropriateness and perceived usefulness of a PC-based hazard perception training intervention. Diverse experiences of drivers and differing preferences to delivery mode and content highlight the importance of driver education interventions to be flexible.