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Road Ready Plus: The ACT program for Provisional drivers

Brennan, M.T.

Driver Licensing & Training


During 2000, the Australian Capital Territory developed the fourth of its consecutive initiatives to promote safer driving. Known as Road Ready Plus, the program features facilitated group activities, following completion of a range of individual activities, which then attract an award in terms of return of demerit points and the capacity to drive without displaying a Probationary plate. The program is targetted to young, novice drivers under 27 years, who have had their license for a minimum of six months. The paper outlines the program as developed by a team at the University of Canberra, and explores its educational features as translated into the des ign for reducing risk behaviours among the target groups.