In this two part paper the author discusses road safety education in all its aspects, and suggests that - to commence with - at one level road safety education can be diagrammatically illustrated as a simple circular system with the process of change in the behaviour of road users at its centre. It is suggested that in such a model, action in the form of educational programmes is based on objectives which are stated with clarity and an adequate depth of detail so that they can in turn be measured and the process evaluated. In a consideration of the task of balancing needs and resources in formulating objectives for traffic education, two significant variables are identified as the instructional techniques adopted and the depth of instruction. Emphasis is placed on the need to determine priorities and an audience analysis by educational involvement and charts are presented concerned with a classification of objectives, audience analysis by age and audience analysis by organisations. Reference is made to a criticality formula described as: behaviour frequency X error probability x accident likelihood x accident severity = criticality, and it is suggested that this can be used as a guide in the selection of learning items within a programme. THis proposal is discussed in relation to accident statistics, predictable trends and factors contributing to accidents. /TRRL/

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    Step Management Services, Limited

    2309/11 Coventry Road, Sheldon
    Birmingham, West Midlands,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kedney, R J
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 22
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Education
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1/2
    • Publisher: Step Management Services, Limited
    • ISSN: 0142-0402

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00300443
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 17 1979 12:00AM