KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE CHANGE AND THE RELATIONSHIP TO DRIVING PERFORMANCE AMONG DRIVERS ATTENDING CALIFORNIA TRAFFIC VIOLATOR SCHOOL

One of the primary goals of the traffic violator school (TVS) program is to improve knowledge and attitudes toward traffic safety issues among drivers cited for traffic violations. All TVS courses are required to teach a 400-minute curriculum established by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, covering principles of safe driving, driver responsibility, and licensing regulations. The present study measured each TVS attendee's level of knowledge of safe-driving practices and rules of the road, and driving attitudes, before and after course instruction. The study addressed the following two questions: 1) Is gain in knowledge competency and change in driver attitudes resulting from TVS course attendee dependent upon the course's method of instruction, type of provider, or use of advertising inducements; 2) What is the relationship between a student's change in level of knowledge resulting from course attendance and his or her driving record.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00720385
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAL-DMV-RSS-95-147
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 24 1996 12:00AM