What Kind of Steps Shall We Implement from the GDE Matrix Into Driver Education of Hungary to Decrease Risk of Accident Among Novice Drivers?

It is a well-known problem that in every year there are 27000 deaths on the roads. The European Union has determined the target of the killed people of road accidents and it means there must be a 50% decrease until the year of 2020. Until 2050 no one can die in road accident (White Paper, 2011). Young people percentage in European society is about 10%, but the participation in fatal accident injuries is almost 27%. It is a significant difference, and we have to work against the problem. States of the European Union have different kinds of driver education with diverse tools, methods and programs. There is a matrix (dubbed Goals of Driver Education) which summarizes essential elements and hierarchical levels of driver behavior to make driver education more effective (decreasing novice driver's accident risk). Driver education of some countries is based on this theory. In Hungary there were a lot of changes in driver education which caused a decreasing trend in the number of passed exams. To find an optimal solution to make education more traffic safety-oriented, the author tries to reflect on the main missing points which should be implemented in driver education so novice drivers could be able to estimate their skills and to have a realistic self-assessment.


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  • Accession Number: 01612638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2016 8:36AM