Supporting Aboriginal People to Obtain and Retain Driver Licences: An Informed Review of the Literature and Relevant Initiatives


This paper discusses the benefits to Indigenous people obtaining and retaining a driver’s licence including improved mobility, road safety, health and well being. It outlines barriers to obtaining and retaining a licence; the links between licence issues and contact with the criminal justice system; and identifies initiatives, including enablers and barriers, that support people to obtain and retain a licence. Of note is that the factors that are benefits for indigenous people being licensed are also the same factors that are barriers.

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