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Learn, Drive, Survive: Drives for Learners in the Moreton Bay Region' - A practical tool for Supervisors and Learner Drivers'

Doherty, K, Finn, S, Scifleet, H (Peer reviewed)

Novice Driver Programs

ARSC conference 2015

A practical and collaborative approach has been undertaken to develop and implement phase one of the 'Learn, Drive, Survive - Drives for Learners in the Moreton Bay Region' booklet. Based on fatality and injury statistics as well as research that identified the need to develop the skill and knowledge base of drivers in the learner licensing stage, the booklet of driving routes and road safety information provides an educational tool for supervisors and learner drivers. _x000D_

_x000D_Building and expanding on a road safety initiative from NSW the booklet provides a total of 13 routes covering the Moreton Bay Region in Queensland. The routes contain a variety of drives across the region including different road types, driving conditions and from rural to urban. Each drive has detailed instructions, maps and all the details required to complete the Queensland learner driver log book. The booklet creates access, ideas and opportunity for valuable on-road driving time and experience for learner drivers working towards accrual of the 100 hour minimum state government driving requirement to obtain a provisional licence (P1). Partnering with the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and working with Queensland Police Service (QPS) provided important linkages of knowledge and expertise in the development of the booklet. Launched in December 2014 over 8,000 copies of the booklet have been distributed across the region. _x000D_