AN EVALUATION OF WAIVING THE DRIVING TESTS FOR SELECTED GRADUATES OF DRIVER TRAINING

A PILOT STUDY WAS DONE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF WAIVING THE DRIVING TEST PORTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES (DMV) LICENSING PROCEDURES FOR SELECTED GRADUATES OF COURSES IN DRIVER TRAINING. THE PASS RATE ON THEIR FIRST ATTEMPT AT THE DRIVING TEST FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE FOUR SCHOOL DISTRICTS STUDIED WAS 73 PERCENT. THE DRIVER TRAINING INSTRUCTORS WERE ASKED TO NOMINATE THE TOP 10 PERCENT OF THEIR BEHIND-THE-WHEEL STUDENTS, RELATIVE TO THEIR ABILITY TO PASS DMV'S DRIVING TEST. A FOLLOW-UP WAS DONE TO DETERMINE HOW WELL THIS TOP 10 PERCENT ACTUALLY DID ON THEIR FIRST DRIVING TEST. THEIR PASS RATE WAS 85 PERCENT, WHICH, ALTHOUGH CONSIDERABLY BETTER THAN THAT FOR ALL STUDENTS, WAS CONSIDERED TOO LOW TO PERMIT SUBSTITUTING THE DRIVER TRAINING INSTRUCTOR'S JUDGMENT IN LIEU OF THE DMV'S DRIVING TEST. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Res Rept 35, 9 PP
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    P.O. Box 11828, 2415 1st Avenue
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95813
  • Authors:
    • Harrington, D M
  • Publication Date: 1970-6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1970 12:00AM