The primary objective of this study was to assess the relative effectiveness of SPC training, PDL training, and training students receive in the absence of a formal inschool driver training program, in terms of performance on the USC On-Road Performance Test (ORPT). Additional objectives of the study included assessment of the relationship between ORPT test scores and socio-economic status, sex, and grade-point average. The data for this analysis arose from the testing of Year Two SPC, PDL, and Control students over two driving routes. The analysis sample consisted of 459 students--100 SPC students, 117 PDL students, and 242 Control students. The analysis approach called for an assessment of group (SPC, PDL, Control) differences on selected control variables; relating these control variables to ORPT test scores; and based on the outcomes of these analyses conducting appropriate comparative analyses of SPC, PDL, and Control groups to assess program impact on ORPT test scores.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by DeKalb County School System, Decatur, GA.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    505 King Avenue
    Columbus, OH  United States  43201

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Ray, H W
    • Brink, J R
  • Publication Date: 1980-12-31

Media Info

  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00343624
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BATT-G-6765, DOT-HS-805-886
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01462
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1982 12:00AM