COURSES FOR OFFENDING DRIVERS IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY. CONCEPTS AND EXPERIMENTS

KURSE FUER AUFFAELLIGE KRAFTFAHRER IN DER BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND. KONZEPT UND ERPROBUNGSSTAND

IN RECENT TIMES GREATER EFFORT TO REDUCE ACCIDENT RISKS HAS BEEN MADE IN THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND THIS HAS BEEN CONDITIONED BY THE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIOUR OF ROAD USERS. WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE COMPLETE SPECTRUM OF MEASURES IT IS POSSIBLE TO DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN MEASURES FOR GUARANTEEING APTITUDE AND EFFICIENCY (SCHOOL AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL TRAFFIC EDUCATION, DRIVING SCHOOL AND DRIVING TEST, FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF NORMAL DRIVERS AND FURTHER TRAINING OF OFFENDING DRIVERS), ASSOCIATED MEASURES TO INFLUENCE ROAD USERS (SAFETY PUBLICITY AND INFORMATION, TRAFFIC SUPERVISION AND ENFORCEMENT) AND MEASURES FOR THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN GROUPS FROM DRIVING MOTOR VEHICLES (ESTABLISHMENT OF AGE LIMITS, MEDICAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS, WITHDRAWAL OF DRIVING LICENCES). THE WORK DESCRIBED IN THIS ARTICLE REVIEWS MEASURES FOR THE FURTHER TRAINING OF DRIVERS AND DISCUSSES THE PROBLEMS INVOLVED. IN THIS RESPECT THREE RISK-GROUPS EMERGE: YOUNG OFFENDING RECENTLY QUALIFIED DRIVERS, ALCOHOL-PRONE DRIVERS, AND DRIVERS REPEATEDLY IN TROUBLE. UNTIL NOW PROGRAMMES DEVELOPED FOR DEALING WITH THIS SITUATION HAVE DIFFERED IN THEIR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES, COURSE LEADERSHIP, COURSE FORM, LENGTH OF COURSE, TEACHING CONTENT, STUDY METHOD, ALLOTMENT METHOD AND COMPLETION CERTIFICATE. BEFORE THE OFFICIAL INTRODUCTION OF SUCH A MEASURE IT IS CONSIDERED NECESSARY TO CARRY OUT A COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF COURSES CURRENTLY UNDERWAY AND PLANNED TOGETHER WITH AN EVALUATION OF THEIR SUCCESS BY MEANS OF SUITABLE EFFECTIVENESS TESTS. A REVIEW IS GIVEN OF THE APPROPRIATE COURSE MODELS, DIVIDED INTO THE THREE SPECIFIED RISK-GROUPS: FOR YOUNG OFFENDING RECENTLY QUALIFIED DRIVERS THERE IS THE BAST MODEL AND THE BAST/DVR MODEL; FOR ALCOHOL-PRONE DRIVERS THE INDIVIDUAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL AND THE BEHAVIOURAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL MODEL OF THE BAST, THE "EMPTY" MODEL OF THE TUEV HANNOVER, THE MAINZ 77 MODEL OF THE TUEV-RHINELAND; FOR DRIVERS REPEATEDLY IN TROUBLE THERE ARE THE MODELS OF THE BAVARIAN MINISTRY OF THE INTERIOR, THE FEDERAL ASSOCIATION OF DRIVING SCHOOLS AND THE MAINZ 77 MODEL OF THE TUEV-RHINELAND. FINALLY PROPOSALS AND TIME PLANS FOR PROJECT-GROUP WORK UP TO 1982 ARE DESCRIBED.

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    Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)

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  • Authors:
    • VON HEBENSTREIT, B
    • HEINRICH, H C
    • Klebe, W
    • KROJ, G
    • SPOERER, E
    • SCHNEIDER, W
    • WALTHER, R
    • WINKLER, W
    • Wuhrer, H
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • German

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  • Pagination: 46P

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  • Accession Number: 01292668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 3:37AM