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.
- See also Volume 2, PB-251 268.
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- McGuire, J P
- Publication Date: 1976-3
- Pagination: 81 p.
- TRT Terms: Behavior; Crash rates; Driver improvement programs; Drivers; Hearings; Improvements; Licenses; Mathematical models; Measures of effectiveness; Methodology; Programming (Planning); Questionnaires; Recommendations; Reviews; State government; State of the art studies; Traffic violators; Warnings (Police operations)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Models; Warning letters
- Old TRIS Terms: Behavioral objectives; Driver improvement effort
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- 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