INTERVENTION STRATEGIES FOR ACCIDENT-INVOLVED DRIVERS: AN EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF CURRENT CALIFORNIA POLICY AND ALTERNATIVES

This project was designed to evaluate current and alternative strategies for selecting and treating accident-involved drivers in California. The current accident-based selection criteria were contrasted with an expanded selection strategy that included convictions as well as accidents as criteria for selection. The standard diagnostic reexamination treatment was compared to two alternative behavior modification treatments--an accident avoidance session and a mailed educational pamphlet/self-administered test. Interaction between treatments and selection criteria revealed that accident-involved drivers with minimum conviction histories were amenable to treatment intervention, while accident-involved drivers with more extensive conviction histories were not. Treatment effects were statistically significant (p smaller than .02), with each of the treatment groups having posttreatment accident means in excess of 20% lower than comparable control groups.

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    National Safety Council

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    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Helander, C J
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00391380
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 134
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM