YOUTHFUL DRIVERS AS A SPECIAL SAFETY PROBLEM

This is a review of the research literature pertaining to drivers aged 15-24. It is organized into 14 sections: (a) The Gross Record; (b) Exposure; (c) Experience and Youthfulness vs. Age; (d) Sex; (e) Violations; (f) Alcohol; (g) Drugs; (h) Motorcycles; (i) Crime; (j) Types of Accidents Characteristics of Young Drivers; (k) Cars and Scholastic Work; (l) Personal Characteristics; (m) Background Characteristics; and (n) Driver Education. The Summary and Suggestions section proposes a diagnostic-remedial approach to the development of improved programs of driver preparation, driver licensing and driver improvement. A probabilistic rationale is advocated, in contrast with the traditional correlational model. It is shown that the exclusive use of correlation as a method of anlaysis when one of the two variables is number of accidents can obscure precisely the information that is needed. /Author/

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    • Presented at University of North Carolina Symposium on The Young Driver, Chapel, N.C., October 21, 1971.
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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  USA  10523
  • Authors:
    • Goldstein, L G
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Accession Number: 00263090
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-012 180
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1983 12:00AM