The main purpose of this circular is to evaluate the new road-test-developed from the Michigan driver performance test-in terms of the effects it has had on driver instruction in New Zealand. 856 interviews were given to new road test applicants arriving at the Wellington testing station to sit their practical car driving tests; 573 prior to introduction of the new road test and 283 after its introduction. The results from interview findings are as follows: 1) the overall pass rate has not changed since the introduction of the new road test; 2) introduction of the new road test has been followed by more applicants taking at least one lesson from a commercial driving school. The percentage of 15-20 year old males attending a driving school has increased most; 3) since introduction of the new road test a significantly larger number of applicants than before are using commercial tutors as the main teacher of identifying and avoiding hazards, city driving, and overtaking; 4) a parent is chosen as the main driving supervisor mostly for reasons of convenience and cost. Commercial driving instructors are chosen mainly because of their teaching characteristics and driving ability. (TRRL)

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    Ministry of Transport, New Zealand

    Road Transport Division, Private Bag
    Wellington,   New Zealand 
  • Authors:
    • Perkins, W A
  • Publication Date: 1984-8

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-477-05200-2
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:57PM