Evaluation of the “Braking the Cycle” intervention to assist disadvantaged youth to meet learner driver requirements

This project aimed to undertake an outcome and process effectiveness evaluation of “Braking The Cycle” [BTC], a learner driver mentoring program currently being conducted in South East Queensland. The evaluation incorporated:

  • Long-term tracking and analysis of traffic history data (infringements, offences, crashes) – comparing BTC participants with aggregate data from a  matched control group (to be matched on key demographics);
  • Ongoing quantitative and qualitative data collection with BTC participants focusing on self-reported traffic history, employment, community connections and behavioural outcomes (Learners), as well as process issues including program satisfaction and use, and suggested program improvements (Learners and Mentors);
  • Consultation with the providers of learner driver mentor programs in rural Australian communities, including BTC; and
  • Development of a strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis with current stakeholders and key staff.

Funding / Grants

  • Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) (2014 - 2016)



  • & (2015) Implementing best practice principles in the delivery of a Learner Driver Mentor Program in rural Queensland: a case study report. In Cameron, I, Haworth, N, & McIntosh, L (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference (ARSC2015):. Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS), Australia, pp. 1-10.
    View on ePrints