Some of the literature of Driver Education in Schools is summarized. Cost-benefit is discussed. The records from the only Tasmanian High School with a compulsory driver education programme are compared with those from four other high schools on which a similar study was undertaken. The Driver Education Course reduces the types and varieties of traffic offences most frequently shown by those of lesser intelligence in the four high schools. It also reduces the "non-moving" offences in those of higher intelligence. The initial skills gained from the Driver Education Course by those of lower intelligence are partially lost within two years and if the rate of diminution continues will be eliminated in four years. Pupils of the Driver Education School and of the other school in a similar socio-economic bracket were shown to have been convicted of fewer offences than were those from the other three schools in which the records were analyzed. Learning and language difficulties and their possible importance are discussed as a factor in road offences. Some "reportable accident": figures in connection with these studies are included in an appendix. In this restricted study on accidents the socio-economic factors seem to be of as great an importance as is driver education.

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 24-43
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133534
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1976 12:00AM