Aboriginal People Travelling Well: Issues of safety, transport and health.

Yvonne Helps, James E. Harrison, Jerry Moller, Inge Kowanko, Kim O'Donnell, Charlotte De Crespigny

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The starting point for this project was the proposition that safe and sufficient transport should be accessible to everyone, and that a lack of safety can be a consequence of insufficient or inadequate transport. The study themes and
approach were informed by a series of forums held in 2005, 2006 and 2007, involving representatives of Aboriginal organisations and officers of government agencies. Consultations with focus groups and personal interviews were
conducted, and case studies recorded, in several Aboriginal communities (Adelaide and the far west coast region of South Australia). Literature reviews were conducted in the areas of driver licensing, seatbelt and restraint use, and
the transport issues related to Aboriginal health and disability. The availability of safe and sufficient transport has diverse implications for safety, health and welfare.
Recommendations were made in relation to improving driver licensing, seatbelt and restraint use, provision of public transport and programs to address the problems of drink driving and driving while affected by drugs.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAustralian Government
Number of pages120
ISBN (Print)978-0-642-25583-9
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2008


  • Indigenous road safety
  • safe transport
  • indigenous driver licensing
  • restraint use

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