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.
- See also Volume 2, PB81-120173, HS-805 600 and HS-805 599, Summary Report. Previously announced: Abstract has been corrected.
California Department of Motor VehiclesP.O. Box 11828, 2415 1st Avenue
Sacramento, CA USA 95813
Washington, DC USA 20590
- ANDERSON, J
- FORD, J L
- Peck, R C
- Publication Date: 1980-6
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 219 p.
- TRT Terms: Alternatives analysis; Crash rates; Driver licenses; Driver training; Driving tests; Licenses; Measures of effectiveness; Motorcycles; Motorcyclists; Performance evaluations; Project management; Standards; State government; Statistical analysis; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Motor vehicle accidents; Projects
- Geographic Terms: California
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- 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