Public asked to drive new CAMS study

  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship
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  • 14/03/2017
  • By Supercars.com

As part of CAMS' ongoing commitment to safety, the Australian Institute for Motor Sport Safety (AIMSS) is asking the publicĀ for assistance to understand how driver training and motor sport involvement relate to driving on public roads.

The AIMSS is embarking on a series of research projects, one of which has the potential for a significant impact on those involved in the sport.

Chairman of the AIMSS, Garry Connelly, says a survey its seeking to find if there is a link between those involved in motor sport and driving safely on public roads.

"For years, certain academics have argued that those who have been involved in motor sport (even as spectators) or those who have had professional advanced driver training, are worse drivers than those who have not," Connelly said.

"This independent online survey seeks to determine if people who participate in motor sport, or have undergone professional advanced driver training, have less (or more) likelihood of being involved in crashes on public roads."

This survey is partnering with Dr Kristi Heesch from the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University of Technology to gather information that can inform these efforts.

According to the AIMSS, it is essential that as many people as possible complete the survey to achieve the most accurate result.

The AIMSS also hopes that motor sport participants will encourage a wide circle of friends and co-workers not involved or exposed to motor sport to spend their time completing the survey.

Click here to access the survey

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