A TWO-YEAR FOLLOW-UP OF OFFICIAL ACTION TAKEN AGAINST PROBLEM DRIVERS

THIS STUDY EVALUATED THE EFFECT OF OFFICIAL ACTION, SUCH AS PROBATION OR SUSPENSION OF DRIVER'S LICENSE, ON PROBLEM DRIVERS. OFFICIAL ACTION WAS MANIPULATED BY RANDOMLY ASSIGNING MORE OR LESS RESTRICTION OF DRIVING PRIVILEGES THAN NORMALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN TO A PROBLEM DRIVER AT AN INDIVIDUAL DRIVER IMPROVEMENT INTERVIEW. THREE CRITERIA OF DRIVING RECORD IN THE SUBSEQUENT 24 MONTHS WERE USED IN THE NONLINEAR MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSES: NUMBER OF MOVING VIOLATIONS, NUMBER OF DRIVING ACCIDENTS, AND AMOUNT OF OFFICIAL ACTION. THE MANIPULATED VARIABLE OF INTERVIEW ACTION WAS FOUND TO INTERACT SIGNIFICANTLY WITH MEASURES OF PREVIOUS DRIVING RECORD IN PREDICTING FOLLOW-UP DRIVING RECORD. THIS RESULT CAN BE INTERPRETED IN A SOCIAL EXPECTANCY FRAMEWORK WITH MULTIPLE CHANCES FOR CONFIRMATION. /AUTHOR/

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    • 5 Pp, Tabs, REFS
  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa State University, Ames

    2711 South Loop Drive
    Suite 4700
    Ames, IA  USA  50010-8664
  • Authors:
    • SCHUSTER, D H
  • Publication Date: 1971

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00221598
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Nat Safety Council Safety Res Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1972 12:00AM