Tips for young drivers and young passengers Dr Bridie Scott-Parker, Research Fellow 1.

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  • Tips for young drivers and young passengers Dr Bridie Scott-Parker, Research Fellow 1
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  • Young drivers 2
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  • Teen driver risk factors 3 1.Driver 2.Passenger 3.Broader social influences 4.Journey 5.Vehicle and crash These variables can and do interact, increasing risk.
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  • The Driver 4
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  • Driver risk factors 5 Age Gender Personality Attitudes Rurality Emotional state Sensitivity to reward Licence type Driving experience Hazard perception Seat belt use Fatigue Distraction Alcohol/illicit drugs Intentions/willingness Prior driving behaviour
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  • The Passenger 6
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  • Passenger risk factors 7 Age Gender Number
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  • Other Social Influences 8
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  • Broader social influence risk factors 9 Parents Friends Other drivers Police
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  • The Journey 10
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  • Journey risk factors 11 Purpose Exposure Time of day Day of week
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  • The Journey 12
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  • Vehicle and crash risk factors 13 Vehicle ownership Vehicle age Vehicle size Type of crash Severity of crash Number of vehicles in crash
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  • Tips for Learners 14 Get a wide variety of driving practice over a long period of time Different driving circumstances Roads, supervisors, passengers, time of day, weather, other road users Different personal circumstances Mood, alertness
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  • Tips for Learners 15 Where are you going to drive, in what vehicle, and with whom when you have your P plates? Practice that now!
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  • Tips for Learners 16 Where are you going to drive, in what vehicle, and with whom when you have your P plates? Practice that now! You can always change your mind!
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  • Tips for Provisional drivers 17 Do you need to drive? What are alternatives to driving? What is your back-up plan?
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  • Tips for Provisional drivers 18 Do you need to drive? What are alternatives to driving? What is your back-up plan? What are your risk factors? Manage these in advance How you drive Where you drive When you drive Who you drive What you drive
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  • Tips for Passengers of Young Drivers 19 Do you need to be a passenger? Alternatives? How did the driver behave last time you were a passenger? What is your back-up plan?
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  • Tips for Passengers of Young Drivers 20 Do you need to be a passenger? Alternatives? How did the driver behave last time you were a passenger? What is your back-up plan? Be a safe passenger Co-driving
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  • Tips for Passengers of Young Drivers 21 Do you need to be a passenger? Alternatives? How did the driver behave last time you were a passenger? What is your back-up plan? Be a safe passenger Co-driving Is the driver being a safe driver? What can you do? Best line ever?
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  • You can change your mind! 22
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  • Attention: Learner drivers! 23 Do you have (or about to get) a Learner licence? In May, will you have less than 15 hours in your logbook? Are you aged 16-19 years? Would you like to participate in a research project in the Universitys new driving simulator? If you answered yes to these questions, please collect a Research Participant Information Sheet to read more, and contact Dr Bridie Scott-Parker (bscottpa@usc.edu.au)bscottpa@usc.edu.au Mum or Dad will also participate in the study (in a different driving simulator), so check with them first!
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  • Questions? Dr Bridie Scott-Parker, bscottpa@usc.edu.aubscottpa@usc.edu.au 24