Evaluate the Impact of Safe Driving Education for Novice Motorcyclists on the Traffic Crashes

Project Details


Motor vehicle crashes cause millions of casualties worldwide each year. It becomes a highly important public health issue for the reasons that not only the people killed and seriously injured in the traffic accidents will significantly affect the quality of life of the citizens, but also the number of traffic accident victims who are either died or seriously injured may dominate the number of patients suffered from some serious diseases. Taiwan is one of the few developed countries that highly rely on motorcycles as a major transportation tool. However, the high incidence of motorcycle-related traffic crashes significantly threatens the safety of young motorcyclists on the road. This research project aims to evaluate whether or not a change in the incidence of motorcycle-related traffic crashes and fatalities followed by the implementation of a mandating safe driving education workshop in 2013 that designed for the novice motorcyclists before they receive the motorcycle license. The safe driving education workshop is expected to increase the novice motorcyclists’ risk perception which may result in a change of driving behaviors and ultimately the safe driving outcome. Therefore, we investigate whether the novice motorcyclists who expose to the safe driving education workshop would have a lower likelihood to involve in the traffic crash than those who don’t . Besides, we also examine whether the education workshop has a prolonged effect and a spillover effect as well in the sense that non-motorcycle traffic accidents decrease as more novice motorcyclists participate the mandating safe driving education workshop. Our research results will provide policy implication for the road safety.
Effective start/end date1/08/1831/10/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • safe driving education program
  • novice motorcyclists
  • motorcycle-involved traffic accidents
  • motorcycle-involved traffic causalities


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