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Title: Intervention modalities to address relevant psycho-social predictors of driving behaviour among adolescents

Organisation: Department for Transport
Date uploaded: 10th October 2011
Date published/launched: Pre 2009

The goal of this review is to improve the quality of traffic safety interventions through theoretically-informed programming.

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The goal of this report is to:

Identify psycho-social targets of safe driving behaviour
Consider relevant population-based modalities to address these psycho-social targets
Create an intervention map that examines the utility of each identified psycho-social target as it might be delivered within each communications modality
Present a rationale and description of an internet-based driver safety programme
that could be developed for pre-drivers and novice drivers.

Young novice drivers account for a disproportionate number of traffic crashes in the
United Kingdom and throughout the world.

While the basic elements of driving can be taught rather quickly, the complexities of safely manoeuvring a fast moving, heavy vehicle in varying psychosocial and environmental conditions requires significantly more training than is currently provided (Deery, 1999).

In order to better address this important period of vulnerability, a comprehensive review was conducted to examine psychosocial, judgement and decision-making models and
constructs relevant to traffic safety and related behaviours.

The goal of this review is to improve the quality of traffic safety interventions through theoretically-informed programming.

For more information contact:
Department of Transport Research Team

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