DO ADVANCED DRIVER TRAINING AND TESTING LEAD TO FEWER ACCIDENTS?
The paper describes a number of studies relating to the need for advanced driving tests and training. Such measures are generally recognised by British motor insurers as grounds for offering lower insurance premiums to fleet operators. The studies detailed in the paper are intended to assess whether such training results in lower accident levels. One study shows that, compared with drivers of privately-owned cars, company-car drivers have a higher accident rate even after allowing for extra mileage incurred. Another study, funded by General Accident, of drivers who have passed an advanced driving test were shown to have been involved in 176 fewer accidents. The third study mentioned considers the effectiveness of advanced or defensive driver training as provided to company fleet car drivers. Brief mention is also made of an EC-funded project, as part of the DRIVE programme, which examines the effects of systems for monitoring and recording driver behaviour and accidents. The paper was presented at the International conference on Automobile Insurance and Road Accident Prevention, Amsterdam, 6-8 April, 1992.
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- Kompfner, P
- DIVEY, S T
- Publication Date: 1992
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Conferences; Crash rates; Driver improvement programs; Driver training; Fleet management; Prevention; Retraining; Safety; Vehicle fleets
- Uncontrolled Terms: Decreases
- ITRD Terms: 1661: Accident prevention; 1612: Accident rate; 8525: Conference; 9009: Decrease; 1571: Driver training; 1223: Fleet of vehicles; 1591: Retraining of drivers
- Subject Areas: Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00668849
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
- Files: ITRD, ATRI
- Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM