A COMPARISON OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DRIVER TRAINING COURSES

DRIVING RECORDS OF 521 PEOPLE WHO COMPLETED DRIVER TRAINING WERE ANALYZED. A PORTION OF THE STUDENTS RECEIVED CONVENTIONAL TRAINING IN A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AND THE REST RECEIVED A MUCH DIFFERENT KIND OF TRAINING IN A COMMERCIAL TRAINING SCHOOL. THE GROUPS WERE MATCHED BY AGE AND SEX, AND OTHER MAJOR VARIABLES WERE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN TABULATING THE RESULTS. THE PURPOSE WAS TO SEE WHICH GROUP BECAME BETTER DRIVERS, AND WHAT DIFFERENCES WERE ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE COURSES. MALES WITH COMMERCIAL TRAINING HAD SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER ACCIDENTS AND VIOLATIONS. THE FEMALES WITH COMMERCIAL TRAINING HAD LOWER RATES TOO, BUT THEY WERE NOT SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN THE FEMALES WITH PUBLIC SCHOOL TRAINING.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept No 023, 6 PP, 4 TAB, 4 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Olympia, WA  USA  98501
  • Authors:
    • Rodell, M J
  • Publication Date: 1969-4

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00220599
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1970 12:00AM