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Development of Victoria's new motorcycle graduated licensing system

Senserrick, Teresa, Russell, Mark, McRae, Duncan, Wallace, Phil, Blythe, Rodney, Mitsopoulos-Rubens, Eve, de Rome, Liz, Rees, Paul and Williamon, Ann 2015, Development of Victoria's new motorcycle graduated licensing system, in ARS 2015 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Conference, Australasian College of Road Safety, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, pp. 1-4.

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Title Development of Victoria's new motorcycle graduated licensing system
Author(s) Senserrick, Teresa
Russell, Mark
McRae, Duncan
Wallace, Phil
Blythe, Rodney
Mitsopoulos-Rubens, Eve
de Rome, LizORCID iD for de Rome, Liz orcid.org/0000-0002-7955-6022
Rees, Paul
Williamon, Ann
Conference name Australasian Road Safety. Conference (2015 : Broadbeach, Queensland)
Conference location Broadbeach, Queensland
Conference dates 14-16 Oct. 2015
Title of proceedings ARS 2015 : Proceedings of the Australasian Road Safety Conference
Publication date 2015
Conference series Australasian Road Safety Conference
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Publisher Australasian College of Road Safety
Place of publication Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Summary VicRoads has been working with the motorcycle community and road safety experts towards implementing a new Motorcycle Graduated Licensing System (M-GLS) in accordance with a commitment in Victoria's Road Safety Action Plan 2013-2016. This followed release of a 2010 public Discussion Paper and a 2012 Parliament of Victoria Road Safety Committee Inquiry. Motorcycling is growing in popularity, yet motorcyclist fatalities have not experienced the same reductions as found for car drivers over recent years. Research indicates that inexperience is a major contributor, with learner and novice riders comprising almost one-third of Victorian motorcycle fatalities and serious injuries. Protocols for new mandatory training, off- and on-road testing for the motorcycle learner permit, a learner "check ride" and on-road testing for the licence have been developed based on review of Australian and international motorcycle licensing systems, literature on motorcycling, behaviour change theories and adult learning, observations of current rider training in Victoria and analysis of Victorian motorcyclist crash data (2003-2013). A key focus has been to extend a current emphasis on basic skills in vehicle handling to higher-order skills, including awareness, judgment and decision making. Piloting is underway and due for completion at the time of the conference. This joint presentation by the research team and VicRoads will report on the development process and pilot results. Due to the grounding of this work in best practice, this presentation will not only provide a platform to introduce the new Victorian M-GLS but provide insights and learning for other Australian and international jurisdictions.
Language eng
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30091245

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