DRIVER IMPROVEMENT TRAINING AND EVALUATION: INITIAL DEVELOPMENT

A DRIVER IMPROVEMENT TRAINING PROGRAM USING MULTIMEDIA CLASSROOM LESSONS AND MULTIPLE CAR DRIVING RANGE EXERCISES WAS GIVEN TO U. S. COAST GUARD RECRUITS. TRAINING WAS EVALUATED BY COMPARING MATCHED CONTROL AND EXPERIMENTAL GROUPS. BASELINE DATA INCLUDING DRIVING HISTORY, BIOGRAPHICAL, AND PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS WAS COLLECTED. DRIVING RANGE, ATTITUDE, AND KNOWLEDGE TESTS COMPRISED THE INTERMEDIATE CRITERIA TESTS USED FOR PRE-POSTTESTING. SEVEN ULTIMATE CRITERIA (E. G., ACCIDENTS AND VIOLATIONS) DATA SOURCES WERE IDENTIFIED AND DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTS DEVELOPED. A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK WITH MODELS OF THE DRIVING PROCESS AND HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING AND LITERATURE REVIEWS ARE INCLUDED. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP AND CONTROL GROUP TEST SCORES WERE THE SAME AT PRETEST. AT POSTTEST THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP SCORED SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN AT PRETEST AND HIGHER THAN THE CONTROL GROUP. FUTURE PLANS FOR DATA ANALYSES AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND INDIVIDUALIZED TRAINING WERE STARTED. /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American University

    Development Education and Training Research Institute
    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Whittenburg, J A
    • Pain, R F
    • Mcbride, R
    • Amidei, J
  • Publication Date: 1972-5

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 380 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00222226
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Fin Report
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 1973 12:00AM