EVALUATING A STRUCTURED APPROACH TO TEACHING DRIVING SKILLS BY IDENTIFYING UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES

Some driving skills may be better learnt if the learner driver is provided with principles which relate to safe driving actions to be taken. To test this two programmed texts were produced which covered the principles of (a) signals and interpretation of signals and (b) the safe gap which should be maintained round a vehicle. In three separate experiments, groups of army cadets, RAF trainees and pupils at commercial driving schools used the programmed texts. Results showed that all the groups benefitted from the use of the texts, reducing the incidence of driving faults related to signalling and safety gaps and improving their theoretical knowledge in these areas.(a) (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • WELLS, P
    • DOWNING, A J
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SR 577 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM