REPORT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CURRENT DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAMS
A measure of road safety was identified and defined. Nine different types of driver education programs were compared in terms of road safety. The sample was taken from 14 public school districts and 12 commercial schools. Females were eliminated from the study. Data were collected on each subject, whose driving records were then followed over the years. Groups exposed to traditional behind-the-wheel and classroom methods had higher average incidence of violations, involvement in personal injury accidents, and involvement in property damage accidents. Subjects exposed to instruction utilizing the simulator program experienced a lower incidence of violations and involvement in personal injury accidents. The study suffers a major limitation arising from the fact that it was not possible to identify a control group.
Michigan Department of EducationLansing, MI USA 48209
- O'leary, P J
- Publication Date: 0
- Features: Tables;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- TRT Terms: Driver training; Driving simulators; Highway safety; Measures of effectiveness
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00132184
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM