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dc.contributor.authorBates, L
dc.contributor.authorWatson, B
dc.contributor.authorKing, M
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03T00:44:08Z
dc.date.available2018-10-03T00:44:08Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2013-06-11T04:13:36Z
dc.identifier.issn1463-5240
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14635240.2010.10708181
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/48361
dc.description.abstractPolicy decisions are frequently influenced by more than research results alone. This review examines one road safety countermeasure, graduated driver licensing, in three jurisdictions and identifies how the conflict between mobility and safety goals can influence policy decisions relating to this countermeasure. Evaluations from around the world of graduated driver licensing have demonstrated clear reductions in crashes for young drivers. However, the introduction of this countermeasure may be affected, both positively and negatively, by the conflict some policy makers experience between ensuring individuals remain both mobile and safe as drivers. This review highlights how this conflict in policy decision making can serve to either facilitate or hinder the introduction of graduated driver licensing systems. However, policy makers whose focus on mobility is too strong when compared with safety may be mistaken, with evidence suggesting that after a graduated driver licensing system is introduced young drivers adapt their behaviour to the new system and remain mobile. As a result, policy makers should consciously acknowledge the conflict between mobility and safety and consider an appropriate balance in order to introduce these systems. Improvements to the licensing system can then be made in an incremental manner as the balance between these two priorities change. Policy makers can achieve an appropriate balance by using empirical evidence as a basis for their decisions.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherInstitute of Health Promotion and Education
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom46
dc.relation.ispartofpageto51
dc.relation.ispartofissue2
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Health Promotion and Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume48
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPolicy and Administration not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode179999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160599
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.titleMobility and safety are conflicting goals for transport policy makers when making decisions about graduated driver licensing
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
dc.description.versionPost-print
gro.rights.copyright© 2013 Taylor & Francis (Routledge). This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Health Promotion and Education on 17 May 2013, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/10.1080/14635240.2010.10708181
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextFull Text
gro.griffith.authorBates, Lyndel J.


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