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Peer Training of Learner Drivers by Offenders in Austria


Young drivers tend to engage in risky behaviour and don’t fully understand the risks of driving, which often leads to serious accidents. In every European country, this group is particularly vulnerable to accidents.

“Yes, accidents happen - but not to me” is a widespread belief among young learner drivers. Even when they have had sound training in their driving schools and been subjected to major publicity campaigns aimed at preventing accidents, many young people remain insufficiently aware of the risks they run as car drivers - and particularly as learner drivers.

Close To is an ambitious national project in Austria, with the objective of reducing the high number of accidents among young drivers. It follows up the EU project Module Close To and is now being rolled out in Austria by the Mobility Research Agency (Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität).

Download the German version of the case study: Verkehrserziehung Jugendlicher durch junge Unfallfahrer in Österreich 

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Forschungsgesellschaft Mobilität FGM

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Andreas Pawelke provided Governance International with this case study on 22 June 2011.

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