UQ schoolzone study

What is the aim of this project?

The Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) is conducting a study exploring attitudes and beliefs of parents of school children towards school children traffic safety at school zones. The findings of this focus group discussion will assist the research team in identifying appropriate educational interventions for parent drivers.

 Three series of focus group discussions will be conducted as follows:

  • Speeding, aggression, distracted driving in a school zone
  • Schoolchildren abilities to deal with the traffic at the school areas, and
  • Built environments in the school zone and their current traffic systems.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible to participate in each focus group topic, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be at least 18 years of age (minimum age of driving in Australia),
  • Hold a valid driver's license (provisional or open),
  • Regularly drive a vehicle (3 days per week or more),
  • Have a child that attends a school,
  • Drive your child to schools at least once a week,
  • Be willing to conduct the Focus group (virtually) via Zoom while your voice is being recorded.

You could attend one or all these three focus group topics. Participation in each focus group discussion topic requires one hour only and will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Is there financial compensation?

Yes - the research team is offering financial compensation. (For more information click on the relevant study below)

Further information

Please click here for the participant information sheet for more details.
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact us via email.

To Partcipate

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are interested in participating please click the register here button below to complete the eligibility survey and if you qualify a  research assistant will contact you with further details.

Register here

UQ Ethics approval #2021/HE001701


Nathan Chand
Research Assistant