The author discusses the aquisition of driving experience through mileage exposure and social exposure. A study is outlined of nov drivers in the Netherlands who were considered to be involved in accidents due to their over confidence. A course was arranged wi the aim of 'resensitising' them to danger. A number of examples given of traffic behaviour which has provided driving models for children from an early age. These include the influence of educational films and television as well as real life situations. way in which the skill of driving is learnt is discussed. The au considers that modelling is a fundamental determinant of driving behaviour and that driver instruction only contributes marginally For the covering abstract see IRRD 873938.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 14-22
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: PA 30

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  • Accession Number: 00715864
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD,
  • Created Date: Jan 31 2003 12:00AM