A REVIEW OF DRIVER/RIDER TRAINING IN RELATION TO ROAD SAFETY

This report gives a critical review of educational and training courses for drivers and motorcycle riders. Current methods of course instruction are reviewed for evidence of class improvement. High school programs emphasize background knowledge relevent to driving; commerical, defensive, advanced, and training driving courses emphasize skill improvement and attitude modification. Courses emphasizing background improve violation records while those emphasizing skill improve violations and accidents. The latter is successful by working with experienced drivers and stressing perceptual, information gathering aspects of the driving task. Attitude modification appears to have little effect. Television films which demonstrate to the public common driving errors followed by correct procedure reduce accidents by 12%. Australia should adopt the successful driver training methods and research developing a course and qualifying examination in safe driving principles for probationary drivers. /MW/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the Australian Dept. of Transport.
  • Corporate Authors:

    ARRB Group Ltd.

    Vermont South, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • CAMERON, C
    • MACDONALD, W A
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 85 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00099589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NR/1
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM