A COMPARISON OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DRIVER TRAINING COURSES

ANALYSIS OF RECORDS OF 521 DRIVERS INDICATES THAT HIGH SCHOOL DRIVER TRAINING COURSES ARE LESS EFFECTIVE THAN COMMERCIAL DRIVING SCHOOLS IN TEACHING SAFE DRIVING. MALE DRIVERS TRAINED IN COMMERCIAL SCHOOLS HAD SIGNIFICANTLY FEWER ACCIDENTS AND VIOLATIONS, AND FEMALE DRIVERS HAD A SOMEWHAT LOWER RATE. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE COMMERCIAL DRIVING SCHOOL IS PROBABLY BETTER THAN HIGH SCHOOL TRAINING, BUT NEITHER GIVES FULL EMPHASIS TO THE ACTUAL DRIVING EXPERIENCE. MORE OF THE CLASS TIME SHOULD BE SPENT ON SIMULATORS. /HSL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Report No. 023, 8 PP, 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: 00223055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1971 12:00AM