A pilot Driver Improvement Program (DIP) introduced in Victoria, Australia in 1982 was evaluated. The results demonstrated that the mean accident survival time of DIP drivers was no better than their MRB (control) counterparts at either the program or treatment level. There was a statistically significant result in favor of DIP where the effect of treatment on subsequent offences was concerned. However, this finding was of no practical significance and the DIP was not successful in effectively administering the treatment. Diagnostic research, designed to assist in the potential restructuring of the program, indicated that an accident based selection criterion may be preferable but this result needs to be treated cautiously.

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    Victoria Road Safety and Traffic Authority, Australia

    854 Glenferrie Road
    Hawthorne, Victoria  Australia  3122
  • Authors:
    • Torpey, S E
  • Publication Date: 1985-12

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  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • ISBN: 0 7241 5626 7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 797
  • Files: HSL, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM