This report describes the analysis of the driving records of three groups of New York State drivers. These drivers were classified as being involved in one of two driver improvement programs or in a control group. The groups were composed of people assigned to: a Problem Driver Interview (one-on-one treatment), a Driver Safety Session (group treatment), or a Control Group (no treatment). Because these programs operated concurrently and specific program eligibility was determined by computer selection, it was possible to randomly assign eligible motorists to one of these groups. Results from this comparison of group driving records were: (1) neither program produced a measurable effect lasting more than 24 months on the post-treatment conviction or accident rates of the graduates; (2) the Driver Safety Session Program is more effective in preventing subsequent accidents for a short term than the Problem Driver Interview Program; and, (3) the more personalized Problem Driver Interview appears to have more enduring impact.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

    Governor Nelson A Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
    Albany, NY  United States  12228
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 7/77, HS-039 273
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1986 12:00AM