AN EVALUATION OF THE VALIDITY OF CALIFORNIA'S DRIVING PERFORMANCE EVALUATION ROAD TEST

This report presents findings of a validity evaluation of a prototype drive test, called the Driving Performance Evaluation (DPE), that was piloted in 30 California Department of Motor Vehicles field offices. The study represents the fourth stage in a four-stage project to develop an improved competency-based drive test for possible statewide implementation. The conclusions were as follows: The overall results of the analyses provide strong evidence that the DPE is a valid test. The DPE is more difficult than the current drive test, substantially increasing test fail rate. The DPE takes more than 10 minutes longer to administer than does the current drive test. If the DPE must be modified to reduce test length, freeway driving should not be eliminated.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 50 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00721507
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CAL-DMV-RSS-95-154, HS-041 981
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 22 1996 12:00AM