Self-Reported Driving Behaviours and Experiences of License Holders
What is it about?
In Queensland, learner drivers are required to fill in a logbook with 100 hours minimum practice. We know very little about the experience of drivers filling in this logbook, and in particular the experiences of ‘older’ young drivers. 928 learners aged 17 or 18 years and 158 learners aged 19 or 20 years (‘older young drivers’) completed an online survey
Why is it important?
Older learners aged 19 to 20 years, had significantly more difficulty getting supervised driving practice, which meant they were much more likely to report driving unsupervised as a learner. These learners also spent much more time deliberately avoiding on-road police presence, which may be reflective of their unsupervised driving.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Bridie Scott-Parker