Driver distraction regulatory reform in Australia

Kristie Lee Young, Michael Graeme Lenne

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch


The primary aim of this report is to formulate a set of evidence-based recommendations for distraction regulatory reform in Australia. Activities undertaken to inform the development of these recommendations included a brief review of MUARC’s previous distraction literature review findings, a review of the general distraction and human factors literature, particularly in relation to eyes off road time, a review of current distraction-based legislation in place in Australia, and consultation with representatives from state and federal jurisdictions to discuss the suitability and enforce ability of current legislation and the feasibility of the proposed changes and additions to existing regulations. A set of 8 recommendations are provided, which are divided into those that aim to improve the clarity and consistency of current regulations and those that propose the introduction of new regulations.
Original languageEnglish
Commissioning bodyRoads Corporation (trading as VicRoads) (Victoria)
Number of pages26
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Driver Distraction
  • Regulations
  • Legislation
  • Road Rules

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