AN EVALUATION OF SOME ADDITIONAL FACTORS INFLUENCING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF WARNING LETTERS

A study is reported which was designed to answer the question of whether an informational pamphlet sent in conjunction with a warning letter influences subsequent driving record. It was also designed to find out if a congratulatory follow-up letter sent to conviction and collision free drivers was effective when sent in conjunction with the warning letters. The study also investigated if different types of warning letters were more effective for drivers with different age, sex and marital status characteristics. The methodology employed is outlined, and the results are discussed. Based upon the finding, it was recommended that no change be made in the Department of Motor Vehicles' current warning letter. The findings also show that the informational pamphlet had no overall influence on subsequent driving record. The use of different types of warning letters for drivers of different ages, sex and marital status did not appear warranted, nor did the evidence support the adoption of a congratulatory follow-up letter program.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    P.O. Box 11828, 2415 1st Avenue
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95813
  • Authors:
    • Cozens, R C
  • Publication Date: 1974-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM