STATE DRIVER IMPROVEMENT ANALYSIS REPORT ON PROGRAM STATUS/RECOMMENDATIONS. VOLUME I - SUMMARY

A comprehensive review of the literature pertaining to driver improvement effectiveness and a detailed examination of prior state-of-the-art reviews by Kaestner (1968) and Goldstein (1973) are presented. Discussion is presented regarding evidence that: (1) traffic violation frequency can be reduced by a variety of techniques, including warning letters, group meetings and individual hearings; (2) paradoxically, conviction reduction has generally not been accompanied by accident reduction even though accidents and convictions are known to be correlated; (3) reduction in accident frequency has proven very difficult to demonstrate; (4) the results of most studies must be regarded as negative or equivocal; and (5) there has been failure to conduct evaluative research on a programmatic basis and attempts at replicating prior research studies have been rare.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-251 268.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Public Systems, Incorporated

    1137 Kern Avenue
    Sunnyvale, CA  United States  94086

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McGuire, J P
  • Publication Date: 1976-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 81 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TP-205-Vol-1 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-841
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00967
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1977 12:00AM