Overview of Package
A National Road Safety Partnership Program (NRSPP) Organisational Road Safety Campaign
Road safety is a shared responsibility and therefore NRSPP has developed a campaign that can be executed across an entire organisation so all workers are safe on the road.
Aggressive driving is more common than we realise, with our culture becoming more desensitised to road rage each day. Anger blinds us and interferes with our focus on the road, increasing the risk of crashes, injuries and other road incidents. We can, however, mitigate this problem by being aware of our emotions and engaging in mindfulness to control our responses. This campaign aims to bring awareness to this issue and provide useful, informative methods on how to manage road rage through mindfulness.
There is a range of materials and guidance on how to best execute the campaign.
The package contains:
Facilitator Guide (with discussion prompts, suggested campaign timeline and more)
Participant attendance sheet
- Aggressive Driving Fact Sheets
- Aggressive Driving Videos
- Aggressive Driving Posters
- Social media posts
- E-Signature (E-mail) banners
- Pre- and post-campaign surveys
Everyone uses the road network, people do and will make mistakes when on the road. NRSPP hopes by understanding the risk of aggressive driving your workers will be more aware of the risk and takes their own steps to reduce it when on the road.
This campaign has also been developed in collaboration with Jerome Carslake (NRSPP), Gabrielle Fetalvero (NRSPP Swinburne Intern 2019/20), Kristin Cooke (MUARC Swinburne Intern 2019/2020), Caitlin Xavier (NRSPP Swinburne Intern 2020/21), Amanda Stephens (MUARC), Yacine Khouzami (Budget Direct), and Tim Roberts (Fleet Strategy).
- Budget Direct 2020, National YouGov Survey on Aggressive Driving
- Dingus, T. Guo, F. Antin, J. (2016). Driver crash risk factors and prevalence evaluation using naturalistic driving data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(10). 10.1073/pnas.1513271113 (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/295673760_Driver_crash_risk_factors_and_prevalence_evaluation_using_naturalistic_driving_data)
- CarrsQ. (2014). Aggressive Driving – State of the Road. https://research.qut.edu.au/carrsq/wp-content/uploads/sites/45/2017/04/Aggressive-Driving-screen.pdf
- Stephens, A. Ohtsuka, K. (2014). Cognitive biases in aggressive drivers: Does illusion of control drive us off the road? Personality and Individual Differences, 68, pg 124–129. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2014.04.016. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886914002426)
- Stephens, A. Groeger, J. Driven by Anger: The Causes and Consequences of Anger during Virtual Journeys.
- Stephens, A. Lennon, A. Bihler, C. Trawley, S. The measure for angry drivers (MAD). (2019). Transportation Research Part F, 64, pg 472–484. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2019.06.002. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1369847819302013?via%3Dihub)
- Stephens, A. Fitzharris, M. The frequency and nature of aggressive acts on Australian roads. (2019). Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety, 30 (3).
- Stephens, A. Koppel, S. Young, K. L. Chambers, R. Hassed, C. Associations between self-reported mindfulness, driving anger and aggressive driving. (2018). Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 56, pg 149–155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2018.04.011. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1369847817307234?via%3Dihub)
- Stephens, A. Trawley, S. Ohtsuka, K. Venting anger in cyberspace: Self-entitlement versus self-preservation in #roadrage tweets. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 42, pg 400-410. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2016.01.006. (https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1369847816000073?via%3Dihub)
- Steindl, S. Kirby, J. (August 5, 2016). Road rage: Why normal people become harmful on roads. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/road-rage-why-normal-people-become-harmful-on-the-roads-60845
- Virginia Tech Daily. (2016). Researchers determine driver risks using large-scale, crash-only naturalistic database. https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/02/022316-vtti-researchdistraction.html
- Bowden, E. (August 1, 2017). Melbourne’s road rage hotspots revealed as rate of assaults in Victoria doubles. The Age. https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/melbournes-road-rage-hotspots-revealed-as-rate-of-assaults-in-victoria-doubles-20170727-gxjuhd.html
- News.com.au. (July 18, 2017). Almost 90 per cent of Victorian drivers admit to being aggressive on the road. https://www.news.com.au/technology/motoring/almost-90-per-cent-of-victorian-drivers-admit-to-being-aggressive-on-the-road/news-story/486c4d09c50db51e0bce7ad3285f0d14