BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION OF PROBLEM DRIVERS

AN ATTEMPT HAS BEEN MADE TO ESTABLISH EXPERIMENTAL STIMULUS CONTROL OVER THE DRIVING BEHAVIOR OF A GROUP OF MALE PROBLEM DRIVERS IN WASHINGTON AND THEREBY REDUCE THEIR RATE OF TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS AND ACCIDENTS. USING BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PARADIGN, A PROGRAM WAS DESIGNED WITH A SERIES OF REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS CONTINGENT UPON SPECIFIED BEHAVIORS. THE RESULTS INDICATED THAT THE PARTICULAR BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION PROGRAM INVESTIGATED WAS NOT SUPERIOR TO THE ONE PRESENTLY IN EXISTENCE, BUT THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT SOME EXPERIMENTAL CONTROL WAS ESTABLISHED. FOUR GROUPS OF DRIVERS WERE STUDIED, ONE OF WHICH WAS SEVERELY RESTRICTED IN HOURS OF DRIVING. VARIABLES OF THIS GROUP AND THE THREE CONTROL GROUPS ARE DISCUSSED. /HSL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rpt No 024, 28 PP, 35 REF
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Olympia, WA  USA  98501
  • Authors:
    • Kleinknecht, R A
  • Publication Date: 1969-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223641
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Literature
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 12 1972 12:00AM