A PROGRAM OF BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION FOR PROBLEM DRIVERS

TWO GROUPS OF PROBLEM DRIVERS WERE PLACED ON A PROGRAM OF RESTRICTED DRIVING TIME. THE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP (EX) WERE EASED PROGRESSIVELY EVERY TWO WEEKS, CONTINGENT ON VIOLATION-AND ACCIDENT-FREE DRIVING; WHILE THE RESTRICTIONS FOR THE CONTROL GROUP (C1) WERE EASED AUTOMATICALLY. THE RESTRICTIONS LASTED FOR THREE MONTHS. A NON-RESTRICTED CONTROL GROUP WAS ALSO INCLUDED. PRELIMINARY DATA SHOWED A SIGNIFICANT DELAY IN TIME TO FAILURE FOR EX S'S OVER C1 (P LESS THAN .025) AND C2 (P LESS THAN .05) DURING THE RETRAINING PERIOD. ALTHOUGH IN THE PREDICTED DIRECTION, THE NUMBER OF VIOLATIONS AND ACCIDENTS DURING THE RETRAINING PERIOD DID NOT DIFFER SIGNIFICANTLY. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE CONTINGENCIES WILL BE TESTED WITH A SIX MONTH FOLLOW-UP BEGINNING AFTER THE RETRAINING PERIOD. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 35 Pp, 6 TaB, 35 REF, 3 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Washington State University, Pullman

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    P.O. Box 642910
    Pullman, WA  United States  99164-2910
  • Authors:
    • Kleinknecht, R A
  • Publication Date: 1969-10

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  • Accession Number: 00242966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1994 12:00AM