PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS OF DRIVERS

A DRIVING LICENSE EXAMINATION SHOULD REVEAL THE FOLLOWING ABOUT A POTENTIAL DRIVER: (1) IS HE PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY ABLE TO CONTROL A MOTOR VEHICLE AND TO REALIZE READILY THE HAZARDS OF THE HIGHWAY? (2) WILL HE BE ABLE TO FORM PROPER DRIVING HABITS? (3) DOES HE KNOW THE MOTOR VEHICLE LAWS, REGULATIONS AND RULES OF THE ROAD? WRITTEN SHORT ANSWER TESTS APPEAR TO BE SUPERIOR TO ORAL TESTS IN AMOUNT OF TIME REQUIRED, VALIDITY, AND OVERALL USEFULNESS. IT IS SUGGESTED THAT REACTION TIME BE MEASURED AT THE TIME OF INITIAL LICENSING AND PERIODICALLY THEREAFTER. THE DRIVER WHOSE REACTION TIME IS SLOW SHOWS A TENDENCY TO HAVE MORE ACCIDENTS.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 14, ParT I, PP 382-383
  • Authors:
    • Van Duzer, W A
  • Publication Date: 1935

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 6-7, 1934. Part I
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1971 12:00AM