The NRMA has today welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement of a telematics trial aimed at assessing young driver behaviour and encouraging safe driving.
The trial announced by the NSW Government is an innovative way to measure how this technology can become part of the road safety mix.
In its Come Home Safe report the NRMA proposed trialling technology to assess the driving behaviour of young drivers. The report stated that consideration could be given to providing rewards to young drivers who consistently demonstrate good driver behaviour.
NRMA Group CEO Rohan Lund welcomed the announcement and said the NRMA was pleased to see the NSW Government embracing technology to improve road safety.
“The NRMA welcomes the Government’s announcement today and supports initiatives that look to innovation and technology as an additional way to encourage safe driving behaviour and help save lives,” Mr Lund said.
“There is untapped potential for technology solutions that make our vehicles and roads safer and encourage drivers to change or regulate their driving behaviour.
“The NRMA will continue to advocate for innovative road safety initiatives until we see a significant reduction in the rising NSW road toll.”
While welcoming the trial, the NRMA has also urged the Government to ensure the data collected is protected and used specifically and only for the purpose of determining potential safety benefits from the technology.