Regulation and Enforcement

A driver being drug testedThe research undertaken within the Regulation and Enforcement theme focuses on the role of illegal behaviours (such as drink driving, drug driving, speeding, unlicensed and unregistered driving, illegal street racing and aggressive driving) in road crashes.

The aim is to better understand the prevalence and nature of these behaviours in order to inform the implementation of best practice policies and practices in the area of traffic law enforcement.

Many of the projects undertaken within this theme examine the personal, social, legal and situational factors contributing to illegal road use.

Theme leader: Professor Jeremy Davey Linked to another web site


Recent projects (in order of commencement date):

From restricted to open licence: Does increasing the legal BAC for young drivers cause more harm than good (2017 - in progress)

How much exposure is enough? A study to optimise general deterrence initiatives to prevent drink driving (2017 - in progress)

Understanding women's drink driving behaviour (2017 - in progress)

Understanding drug driving in Queensland (2016 - 2017)

Understanding speed offenders: the impact of sanctions on offence and crash rates (2016)

An exploration into barriers of learner driver licensing and workforce relicencing for Aboriginals living in remote areas (2015 - in progress)

Investigating the development of an evidence-based app to prevent drink driving using the Mobile Application Rating Scale (MARS) (2015 - in progress)

Online brief intervention program for drink driving offenders (2015 - 2016)

Parental third party policing of graduated driver licencing: How do parents endeavour to enforce compliance of their teenage drivers with road laws and restrictions of GDL and which of these is most effective? (2015 - 2016)

Preventing impaired driving: early identification and treatment of at-risk individuals in primary care environments (2015 - 2016)

Evaluation of the "Braking the Cycle" intervention to assist disadvantaged youth to meet learner driver requirements (2014 - 2016)

Public demand for safer speeds: Identification of interventions for trial [SS1962] (2014 - 2015)

Research services to develop an outcome evaluation framework for the Queensland Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program (2014)

A comprehensive investigation of road safety advertisements' persuasiveness for young drivers (2013 - 2014)

Enforcement during the provisional licence phase in graduated driver licensing (2013 - 2014)

An investigation of women drink drivers in Australia (2013 - 2014)

Options for rehabilitation in interlock programs (2013 - 2014)

Deterrence of drug driving: The impact of the ACT drug driving legislation and detection techniques (2012 - 2014)

Examining psychosocial influences on speeding in Australian and Chinese contexts: A social learning approach (2011 - 2015)

Reducing aggression on our roads: Testing a comprehensive model of aggressive driving (2011 - in progress)

A theory-based approach to the design and evaluation of anti-speeding messages to target high risk road users' attitudes and behaviours (2009 - 2014)



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