In order to prepare learner drivers in a better manner than previously to deal with the dangers in road traffic and for the control of these dangers the following was chosen from the numerous danger-situations: the exercise of proper behaviour in the case of an obstruction suddenly appearing on the road. In order to deal with the chosen danger-situation and other similar danger-situations the following three alternative methods for treating the problem as exercise elements are offered to the instructor: braking, deviation from course and a combination of these two. This is followed by an investigation into the development of the driving ability of the learner driver in traffic. A second investigation dealt with carrying out safety training to a fixed test programme with different learner drivers having different pre-determined conditions to cope with. With this the learner driver has to accelerate up to a prescribed speed after certain instructions. After reaching a certain turning sign a dummy suddenly appears on the road in front of the vehicle. To avoid collision the learner must carry out the exercise necessary in each case. Approximately 80% of all learners fulfilled the requirements unprepared after brief orders. Deviation from course combined with braking was found to be the most difficult exercise. Based on the findings from collected experience safety training for drivers has been conceived and prepared for use in practice. The technical and organisational prerequisites for road safety training are given separately. (TRRL)

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    Hochschule fuer Verkehrswesen "Friedrich List"

    Friedrich-List Platz 1
    Dresden 801,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Henkel, H
  • Publication Date: 1977-9


  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00309544
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 12 1981 12:00AM