PROJECT METER (MACHINE EXAMINATION, TEACHING, EVALUATION, AND RE-EDUCATION). AN EVALUATION

THE OBJECTIVE OF PROJECT METER WAS TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF THE AUTOMATED DRIVER TESTING APPROACH UTILIZING MATERIALS AND EXPERTISE FROM THREE PARTICULAR AREAS: PROGRAMMED TESTING AND LEARNING, DRIVING SIMULATION, AND DRIVER EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION. METER WAS A CENTRALIZED SYSTEM COMPOSED OF THREE TESTING SUBSYSTEMS: INDIVIDUAL KNOWLEDGE TESTING, GROUP KNOWLEDGE TESTING, AND DEFENSIVE DRIVING TESTING WITH A DRIVING SIMULATOR. EACH SUBSYSTEM WAS INTERFACED WITH A CENTRAL COMPUTER. OPERATIONAL EVALUATION DEMONSTRATED THAT THE CENTRALIZED SYSTEMS APPROACH WAS UNSATISFACTORY AND THAT SEPARATE TESTING SYSTEMS SHOULD BE UTILIZED WHENEVER POSSIBLE. THE GROUP TESTING SYSTEM PROVED UNSATISFACTORY. EVALUATION OF SOFTWARE ITEMS DEMONSTRATED THAT BOTH THE KNOWLEDGE AND DEFENSIVE DRIVING TESTS COULD DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN DRIVERS WITH GOOD AND POOR DRIVING RECORDS. /HSL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Olympia, WA  USA  98501
  • Publication Date: 1971-1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221408
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 49 pp
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1971 12:00AM