The Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC), in collaboration with the National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP), is conducting a research study to explore workplace road safety culture for light vehicles. The aim of the study is to understand what constitutes best practice to optimise a positive safety culture by interviewing managers (at any hierarchical level, including company leaders) of work-related light vehicle drivers, as well as those who engage independent contractors who drive light vehicles for their work, i.e. gig economy or on-demand work. Ideally, barriers and facilitators to optimising a positive road safety culture will be identified, as well as any gaps in best practice. Any managers/leaders who are interested in participating in the study are welcome to contact Associate Professor Sjaan Koppel who is the Chief Investigator for the study. Drivers of light vehicles (particularly within the gig economy) are also invited to be interviewed.
The research project has approval from the Monash Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC project number 36875).
Sjaan’s email address is: [email protected] for those who would like to find out more about the study.