Supporting anxious drivers through an awareness campaign; a French / Australian initiative

  • Stephens, Amanda (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Jallais, Christophe (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Fort, Alexandra (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The impacts of driving anxiety can extend beyond travel choices and negatively impact other aspects of life. It is imperative that we develop ways to support anxious drivers during driving or in returning to, or getting on, the road to improve mobility and quality of life. The research team has established that in both France and Australia, anxiety over driving has a detrimental impact on those who experience it, leading to decreased mobility and for some, influencing work and study choices and attendance. Reducing anxiety, or developing tools to overcome it, will therefore improve the quality of life for currently anxious drivers, particularly those who may have limited transport alternatives.

For this initiative we will host a workshop with key road safety personnel and clinicians based in Australia and France to showcase findings from our French / Australia collaboration and discuss ways to support anxious drivers. The purpose of the workshop is to develop a campaign to create awareness of anxiety and its impact on mobility and driving.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date14/08/2030/06/21

Funding

  • Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation (AFRAN): AUD1,500.00

Keywords

  • road safety
  • anxiety
  • anxious driving
  • human factors
  • driver behaviour