DRIVER IMPROVEMENT. FIRST EXPERIENCES USING GROUP TRAINING FOR TRAFFIC OFFENDERS WITH OFFENCES INVOLVING ALCOHOLIC DRINK

DRIVER IMPROVEMENT. ERSTE ERFAHRUNGEN MIT EINEM GRUPPENTRAINING FUER ALKOHOLAUFFAELLIGE VERKEHRSSTRAFTAETER

WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT "DRIVER IMPROVEMENT" A TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR TRAFFIC OFFENDERS WAS DEVELOPED, WHICH IS BASED MAINLY ON TEACHING LAWS AND METHODS DEVELOPED FROM THEM, SUCH AS BEHAVIOUR ANALYSIS AND SELF-CONTROL TECHNIQUES. PROVEN PRINCIPLES OF DISCUSSION PSYCHOTHERAPY AND GROUP DYNAMICS WERE CONSIDERED AT THE FORMATION OF THIS FORMAL COURSE PROGRAMME. THE "PROBLEM ORIENTATED TRAINING FOR DRIVERS" COURSE CONSISTS OF FOUR 2 TO 2 1/2 HOUR SMALL GROUP MEETINGS, BUT HAS PROVISION FOR PRIVATE CONVERSATION AT THE START AND FINISH. INITIAL EXPERIENCES ARE REPORTED OF A TEST ON THIS TRAINING PROGRAMME, WITH A GROUP OF 25 TRAFFIC OFFENDERS IN CUSTODY. THE MEN WERE 30 YEARS OLD ON AVERAGE AND PRACTICALLY ALL OF THEM HAD ACCIDENTS INVOLVING PERSONAL INJURY WHICH OCCURRED UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL. INITIAL INDICATIONS OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE COURSE ARE OBTAINED FROM THE REACTION OF THE PARTICIPANTS, FROM THE IMPRESSIONS OF THE PSYCHOLOGISTS TAKING PART AND FROM THE COMPARISON OF THE RESULTS OF QUESTIONNAIRES ON PERSONALITY AND ATTITUDE BEFORE AND AFTER THE GROUP WORK. THE FIRST RESULTS INDICATE THAT THE METHOD CHOSEN HAS PROMISE OF SUCCESS. THE QUESTION IS DISCUSSED, WHETHER SUCH DRIVER IMPROVEMENT MEASURES ONLY REPRESENT A SUPPLEMENT TO THE NUMEROUS LEARNING IMPULSES FOR DRIVING BEHAVIOUR IN ROAD TRAFFIC.

  • Corporate Authors:

    KURATORIUM FUER VERKEHRSSICHERHEIT

    OELZELTGASSE 3
    WIEN,   Austria  A-1031
  • Authors:
    • KLEBEL, E
    • MICHALKE, H
    • SCHMIDT, L
  • Publication Date: 1977-7

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Pagination: 58P
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01296534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Kuratorium für Verkehrssicherheit (KfV)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 5:58AM