AN EVALUATION OF THE NATIONAL SAFETY COUNCIL'S DEFENSIVE DRIVING COURSE AS AN ADJUNCT TO HIGH SCHOOL DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAMS, PART II

Senior Students in a Duluth, Minnesota high school were either assigned to the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course (N = 154) or received their normal social studies course (N = 139). While assignment was not strictly random, it was unbiased and produced equivalent groups. Analysis of self-reported accident data and driving experience information collected during a 36-month follow-up period (November 1970 to October 1973) revealed no significant differences between the DDC and no-treatment groups. These results were corroborated by official state records covering the first 24 months for violations and the first 30 months for accidents. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by Chauncey and Marion Deering McCormick Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Safety Council

    Research Department
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Schupack, S A
    • Planeck, T W
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 98 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Stock No. 1901-5 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM