Improving Drivers’ Risk Management Behaviour: An Assault on Speeding

  • Published: NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust, 2012
  • Authors: Molesworth and Prabhakharan
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2014
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Investigating effect of training in which individuals’ self-beliefs are challenged, on speed management.


58 participants randomly assigned to one of four groups, taking part in simulated drives before and after training period. ‘Experiential’ training group experienced various driving errors in simulator, while other groups witnessed others making these mistakes or simply read about the road rules that led to the incidents.

Key Findings:

  • Experiential group showed reduced speeding tendency compared with other groups.


Experiential training, speeding.


Small scale study, but again provides evidence that moving to an ‘insight’ model is beneficial for training of young drivers.