This research project was designed to support Urban Utilities’ transition from the current safe work driving policy of “Golden Rule-Driving Safely” to a High-Risk Activity Management Approach (HRAMA) for fleet vehicles, through:
- Provision of evidence-based guidelines for the use of mobile phones through Bluetooth technology;
- Co-design of the HRAMA related to distracted driving; and
- Evaluation of the HRAMA implementation.
The HRAMA is underpinned by two pillars: “Set and Forget” Approach and “Freedom in a Framework” Approach. Following the implementation of the HRAMA framework, policies that support a reduction in distracted driving were implemented and a reduction in mobile phone use when driving by fleet drivers was observed.
Funding / Grants
- Queensland Urban Utilities (2020 - 2021)