THE DRIVER PROFILE: USING DRIVER LICENSING AS A COUNTERMEASURE FOR HIGHWAY CRASHES INVOLVING ALCOHOL. APPENDIX B

In Vermont, the author developed a predictive psychological-bio-graphical profile of drivers from licensing examining information, which would identify and predict drivers in the high-risk, alcohol induced, category and differentiate them from low-risk drivers. Baseline data will be gathered throughout the state during the program's first year, years 2-4 the state will be divided into a study area of 4 counties and the remainder as a comparison area. The Driver Profile will be obtained from Vermont's official driver licensing questions (all subjects) and a specifically constructed questionnaire (for a sample) presented in an automated programmed individual presentation. Those revealed as potential high-risk drivers will be counselled and then tracked for the remainder of the program. Studies on data from the Profiles will be conducted. The analyses will provide evaluation, validation and determination of cost effectiveness of the Driver Profile Project, and obtain data permitting evaluation of the results of the state's driver re-examination program. Success of the driver profile countermeasure should enable the state to reach individuals before they need help and offer an alternative to their present drinking and driving behavior. It can lead to selective differential licensing by recognizing the "grey" area between good and bad drivers. Communities should obtain legislation for re-examination of licensed drivers. /SRIS/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Vermont, Burlington

    169 Home Avenue
    Burlington, VT  USA  05401
  • Authors:
    • Perrine, M W
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM