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)
- Smyth, Tanya & Sheehan, Mary (2015) Implementing best practice principles in the delivery of a Learner Driver Mentor Program in rural Queensland: A case study report. In 2015 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 14 - 16 October 2015, Gold Coast, Qld.
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