Action: Young ambassador network launched in Cambodia
The AIP Foundation
has launched the Young Ambassadors for Road Safety (YARS) network at three universities to promote safe driving behaviour among young people in Cambodia, and to support road safety enforcement initiatives around the campuses.
The scheme was developed in partnership with the Australian Direct Aid Programme and will involve students developing their own road safety initiatives.
Research: More research and enforcement of drug driving needed
A report by the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS
) has called on European governments to increase drug driving enforcement and invest more in researching current behaviours.
The report calls for zero tolerance for illicit psychoactive drugs and more research into the effects of common psychoactive drugs on driving behaviour to ensure that effective interventions are developed to match current behaviours.
Research: Drivers fail to associate themselves with dangerous driving behaviours
A recent study by the AAA Foundation
, based on US road casualty statistics and the results of a nationwide driver survey, suggest that there is a ‘Do as I say, not as I do’ driving culture in the USA.
Although respondents perceived dangerous driving behaviour, such as using the phone whilst at the wheel and speeding, as a threat to their own and others’ safety, they are failing to associate this risky behaviour with their own actions at the wheel.