Driving offences



The effectiveness of alcohol interlocks in reducing repeat drink driving and improving road safety

This study evaluated the impact of the first phase of the Mandatory Alcohol Interlock Program (MAIP), introduced in NSW in February 2015, on repeat drink-driving, driving while disqualified, traffic infringements and crash outcomes.
Working paper

Escaping the long arm of the law? Racial disparities in the effect of drivers' licence suspensions of offence probabilities

This paper studies the unintended consequences of failure-to-pay (FTP) driver’s license suspensions.
Journal article

Problematic use of mobile phones in Australia…is it getting worse?

This study investigates mobile phone use in Australia and its potential implications for road safety.

Can voluntary apps reduce mobile phone use while driving?

This study investigates the potential use of voluntary apps through four empirical studies utilising both qualitative and quantitative methods – a driver acceptance assessment study, an expert-based risk assessment study, an online-based case-scenario analysis, and an in-vehicle study.
Journal article

Risk factors of mobile phone use while driving in Queensland: prevalence, attitudes, crash risk perception, and task-management strategies

This study investigates characteristics of usage, risk factors, compensatory strategies in use and characteristics of high-frequency offenders of mobile phone use while driving.

Sentencing of driving offences that result in death or injury

The Tasmanian Attorney-General, Vanessa Goodwin, asked the Sentencing Advisory Council to examine and provide a report on sentences imposed by the Tasmanian courts in cases where a person is seriously injured or killed as a result of a motor vehicle crash, and to provide advice...

Major driving offences: current sentencing practices

Examines sentencing in Victorian courts over the seven years to July 2013 for culpable driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death, negligently causing serious injury (where driving related), and dangerous driving causing serious injury.