SAFE PERFORMANCE CURRICULUM FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL DRIVER EDUCATION. PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND TECHNICAL FINDINGS

To determine the effectiveness of a model driver education curriculum in leading to safe vehicle operation among beginning drivers, the Safe Performance Curriculum was developed and pilot tested. The curriculum was based on instructional objectives derived from an analysis of the driver's tasks. In the pilot test, students were randomly assigned to one of the following: (a) Safe Performance Curriculum (SPC); (b) a Pre-Driver Licensing (PDL) course, consisting of instruction in the minimum requirements needed for the granting of a driver's license; or (c) a control group, which received no formal instruction through the secondary school system. Intermediate criterion measures of performance, knowledge, skill and attitude were administered to students in the first two groups. Program effects were measured in terms of curriculum (SPC vs. PDL), sex, and scholastic achievement level (lower vs. upper half of class).

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Study sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Resources Research Organization International, Incorporated

    66 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 400
    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Riley, M C
    • McBride, R S
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 270 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091296
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/HS801491 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-003-2-427
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM