RETRAINING OF RECENTLY QUALIFIED DRIVERS

NACHSCHULUNG VON FAHRANFAENGERN

THE OBJECT OF THE RESEARCH WAS TO TEST THE SELECTION AND RETRAINING OF YOUNG RECENTLY QUALIFIED DRIVERS WHO HAD COMMITTED TRAFFIC OFFENCES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SO-CALLED BAST-MODEL AND THE SO-CALLED BAST-DVR-MODEL. THE BAST-DVR-MODEL CONTAINS, IN ADDITION TO THE GROUP DYNAMICALLY ORIENTATED BAST PROGRAMME, A PRACTICAL DRIVING PART TO BE CARRIED OUT ON THE TEST CIRCUITS IN HANNOVER AND HAMBURG. 137 OUT OF 812 INVITED PERSONS TOOK PART IN 7 COURSES WITH THE BAST-MODEL AND 13 COURSES WITH THE BAST-DVR-MODEL. THE PRESCRIBED SELECTION CRITERIA WERE PROVED TO BE TOO NARROW AND HAD TO BE WIDENED. COURSES INVOLVING A POINT REBATE SYSTEM DURING DRIVER APTITUDE EVALUATION WERE MORE SUCCESSFUL. THERE WAS LITTLE DIFFERENCE IN PARTICIPANTS' LIKING OF COURSES WITH OR WITHOUT THE PRACTICAL DRIVING ASPECT. THE COURSES WERE GENERALLY SUCCESSFUL, BUT THERE WERE LIMITATIONS ON THE USE OF SOME OF THE MEDIA. THE PRACTICAL TESTS WERE MAINLY CONSIDERED POSITIVE BY THE PARTICIPANTS, BUT COULD BE IMPROVED IF THEY WERE COMBINED WITH ASPECTS DEALING PARTICULARLY WITH ACCIDENT AVOIDANCE. NO EVALUATION HAS BEEN MADE OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE COURSES WITH RESPECT TO THE REDUCTION OF ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES.