Novice drivers’ experiences of parental encouragement with road rules in Queensland: Scope for a third party policing approach?
ACRS, DOI:10.33492/JACRS-D-18-00006, https://doi.org/10.33492/JACRS-D-18-00006
Submission Date: November 1, 2019 Journal
Suggested Citation: Belsham, D., Lennon, A., Bates, L. and Matthews, S. (2019). “Novice drivers' experiences of parental encouragement with road rules in Queensland: Scope for a third party policing approach?”. Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 30(4), 50-59. https://doi.org/10.33492/JACRS-D-18-00006
This study explored whether a third party policing approach is appropriate for increasing young driver compliance with graduated driver licensing restrictions. Focus groups (n = 3) and semi-structured interviews (n = 24) were conducted with young drivers from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Participants (n = 39 in total) were aged 17 to 19 years and held a Provisional 1 or 2 licence. Many young drivers appreciated the involvement of their parents in their novice driving period and reported that parents provided practical support and planning strategies. There is potential for the use of a third party policing intervention to improve compliance amongst young drivers.