DRIVER IMPROVEMENT - THE DEVELOPMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL MEANS TO REHABILITATE TRAFFIC OFFENDERS

DRIVER IMPROVEMENT - ENTWICKLUNG PSYCHOLOGISCHER MASSNAHMEN ZUR REHABILITATION VON VERKEHRSSTRAFTAETERN

THE PAPER IS BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT REPRISALS ALONE CANNOT IMPROVE IMPROPER BEHAVIOUR ON THE ROAD SUFFICIENTLY. DEPENDING ON THE REASONS FOR THE TRAFFIC OFFENCE, VARIOUS POSSIBILITIES ARE EXAMINED FOR ACHIEVING DRIVER REHABILITATION: SUITABLE ROAD TRAFFIC INSTRUCTION WHERE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE EXISTS, OBJECTIVE DRIVER-TRAINING WHERE VEHICLE CONTROL IS DEFICIENT AND MORE PSYCHOLOGICAL-THERAPEUTICAL MEASURES DIRECTED TOWARDS INFLUENCING ATTITUDES, TO CHANGE DRIVING BEHAVIOUR. THE PROJECT BRIEFLY DESCRIBED IS SEEN AS A PILOT-STUDY. IT SHOULD TAKE PLACE IN FOUR STAGES: (1) COMPILATION OF A STATE-OF-THE-ART REPORT AND CONDUCTION OF A PRE-TEST; (2) DESCRIPTION OF THE RANDOM EXAMPLE AND THERAPY-DEVELOPMENT (ANALYSIS OF THE CASE FILES AND THE APPLICATION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL METHODS); (3) CARRY OUT REHABILITATION MEASURES USING TECHNIQUES INVOLVING DISCUSSION-, BEHAVIOUR- AND GROUP-THERAPY; (4) CONTROL OF EFFICIENCY AND IDEAS FOR OPERATING ON A BROADER BASIS (ANALYSIS OF THE DRIVER'S PROBATION PERIOD, SUBSEQUENT TO THE RE-ISSUE OF HIS DRIVING LICENCE, ON THE BASIS OF OBJECTIVELY COMPREHENSIBLE DATA FROM THE FILES AND REPEATING THE METHOD GIVEN BEFORE TRAINING FOR MEASURING MOTIVATION AND ATTITUDE AND, IN CERTAIN CASES, RENEWED INVESTIGATION). ON THE BASIS OF FUTURE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM TRAFFIC OFFENDERS IN PROSECUTING COURTS, DEDUCTIONS AND FOUNDATIONS SHOULD BE OBTAINED FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF SIMILAR PROGRAMMES AND FOR A MORE ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THOSE GROUPS OF PERSONS WHO IN FUTURE WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR SUCH REHABILITATION MEASURES.

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01300423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:50AM