The concern of this report is the role of driver improvement within driver licensing, from a human factors approach. The author presents an exhaustive survey of the literature on driver improvement programs, for which he offers criticism and suggested augmentations. He reports on discretionary driver improvement suspensions in terms of accident and traffic violation records. The author feels that individual and group interviews of drivers produce the greatest overall improvement. He feels that provisions for program evaluation must be implemented from the outset, in addition to employment of matched no-treatment control groups. The report illuminates techniques with significant pay-off and the identification of ineffective programs. The author concludes that only when the totality of larger systems' forces operating upon the driver is integrated in society's response to the relcalcitrant driver, can we expect driver improvement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the National Synposium on Effective Highway Safety Administration, Denver, Colo., November 15-17, 1972.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Traffic Safety Commission

    Salem, OR  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Kaestner, N
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080744
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM