EVALUATION OF TRAFFIC VIOLATORS SCHOOLS (TVS) VS TRAFFIC SURVIVAL SCHOOLS (TSS). FINAL REPORT

Traffic violators in Arizona are permitted to retain their licenses by enrolling in "Traffic Survival School" (TSS) which attempts to develop the knowledge required to survive in the traffic environment. Based upon research showing that the deficiencies of persistent violators are more motivational than cognitive, an experimental "Traffic Violators School" (TVS) program was developed to encourage more lawful vehicle operation. Over a two-year period, some 35,126 persistent violators from two Arizona counties were assigned to the TVS and TSS. The violation experience of both groups was followed up over a 24-month period, and the accident experience for a 12-month period. The result was small but statistically significant differences in accident and violations favoring the TVS group over the 12 months following course assignment. No significant differences in violations were observed during the second 12-month period. The costs of administering the two programs were equal. The small differential benefit of the TVS coupled with the appropriateness of its content seemed to warrant its implementation Statewide.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Public Services Research Institute

    8201 Corporate Drive, Suite 220
    Landover, MD  United States  20785

    Arizona Department of Transportation

    206 South 17th Avenue
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85007

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McKnight, A J
    • McKnight, A S
  • Publication Date: 1993-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00629106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-AZ93-364
  • Contract Numbers: PL-1(43)264
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 20 1993 12:00AM