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Evaluation of Competency Based Driver Training

Kloeden, Craig N., McLean, A.J.

Driver Licensing & Training


This study set out to determine whether there is a meaningful difference between the two procedures by which a driver may obtain a Provisional Drivers Licence in South Australia: the Competency-Based Driver Training and Assessment scheme and the Vehicle on Road Test, in terms of the rate at which recently licensed drivers are involved in crashes and moving traffic offences. The general conclusion from this study is that Competency Based Training and Assessment appears to have little effect on the rate of crash involvement and traffic offences in the first 12 months of driving on a Provisional Licence, compared with drivers who took the Vehicle On Road Test.