IMPROVED MOTORCYCLIST LICENSING AND TESTING PROJECT. VOLUME I

The report presents the final analyses and evaluation of the relative effectiveness of two improved motorcycle licensing programs compared to California's standard licensing program. The findings are based on a sample of 40,874 original applicants who were randomly assigned to the programs over a three-year period (1976-78). The two improved programs were identical with the exception that one (program 8) required that drive test failures complete a remedial skills training program. The driver record analyses indicated a statistically significant reduction in motorcycle accident rates during the year after application in each of the two improved licensing programs in comparison with the present program. The magnitude of the accident reductions ranged from 15% - 21%. Comparisons of the licensing programs on the other criterion measures revealed that the two improved programs did differ from the present program in their impact on motorcycle and automobile convictions, automobile accidents, and total accidents and convictions. However, the improved program with remedial training did not result in a significant reduction in total number of accidents involving an injury or fatality.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB81-120173, HS-805 600 and HS-805 599, Summary Report. Previously announced: Abstract has been corrected.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Motor Vehicles

    P.O. Box 11828, 2415 1st Avenue
    Sacramento, CA  USA  95813

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • ANDERSON, J
    • FORD, J L
    • Peck, R C
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 219 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA-DMV-FOO-80-1-1 Final Rpt., HS-805 598
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01196
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 1982 12:00AM