A SKILLS-IMPROVEMENT APPROACH TO COLLISION REDUCTION

Drivers who had reached 9 Ontario penalty points for the first time were exposed to a Driver Improvement Program aimed at skills rather than at attitudes, which have been the traditional target of such programs. The skills improvement package consisted of a book written by the present authors and, for some, group discussion centering on driving skill. Three months after treatment the group receiving the book showed a significantly lower collision rate than controls who had received only a letter urging them to drive more carefully. The difference in collision rates had disappeared at six months after treatment. The treatment and control groups showed no differences in conviction rates at either time period. /HSRI/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Canadian Psychological Association

    Montreal 109, PQ  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, W T
    • Lonero, L
    • Brezina, E
  • Publication Date: 1973-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 8-16
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00261533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 22 1977 12:00AM