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dc.contributor.authorBates, Lyndel
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, L.
dc.contributor.authorSoole, D.
dc.contributor.authorReveruzzi, Bianca
dc.contributor.authorWatson, B.
dc.contributor.editorRaphael Grzebieta
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-21T05:38:11Z
dc.date.available2018-02-21T05:38:11Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/123491
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the development and operation of Learner Driver Mentor Programs (LDMPs). LDMPs are used throughout Australia to assist young learner drivers to gain supervised on-road driving experience through coordinated access to vehicles and supervisors. There is a significant lack of research regarding these programs. In this study, 41 stakeholders including representatives from existing or ceased LDMPs as well as representatives of other groups completed a questionnaire in either survey or interview format. The questionnaire sought information about the objectives of LDMPs, any social problems that were targeted as well as the characteristics of an ideal program and what could be done to improve them. Stakeholders indicated that LDMPs were targeted at local communities and, therefore, there should be a clear local need for the program as well as community ownership and involvement in the program. Additionally, the program needed to be accessible and provide clear positive outcomes for mentees. The most common suggestion to improve LDMPs related to the provision of greater funding and sponsorship, particularly in relation to the vehicles used within the programs. LDMPs appear to have an important role in facilitating young learner drivers to acquire the appropriate number of supervised hours of driving practice. However, while a number of factors appear related to a successful program, the program must remain flexible and suitable for its local community. There is a clear need to complete evaluations of existing programs to ensure that future LDMPs and modifications to existing programs are evidence-based.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAustralasian College of Road Safety
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttps://us7.campaign-archive.com/?u=a4664bfed5e72009f29785051&id=223ea3e0c6&e=6e8f765557
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameARSC 2015
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2015-10-14
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2015-10-16
dc.relation.ispartoflocationGold Coast, Queensland, Australia
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHealth, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170106
dc.titleLearner Driver Mentor Programs: Stakeholder perspectives on an ideal program
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
dc.description.versionVersion of Record (VoR)
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
gro.rights.copyright© 2015 Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorBates, Lyndel J.


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