A new report, sponsored by the government of Ontario, reviews the research on how legislation, enforcement, reinforcement, and education have worked in changing road user behavior. The report explores both temporary and long-term effects of these measures and how they work in conjunction with one another. It also reviews road safety education programs ranging from high school and commercial programs to health-care client education, driving while intoxicated (DWI) programs, and public awareness campaigns. This article is a synopsis of that report, "The Roles of Legislation, Education, and Reinforcement in Changing Road User Behaviour," published by The Safety and Regulation Division, Ministry of Transportation, Ontario, Canada. A sidebar provides guidelines for road safety education.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Further information on the report referred to in the abstract or an edited version can be obtained by calling (416) 235-5258. A more detailed summary of the report is available on the Internet in the subscriber section of the Traffic Safety Information Village (
  • Corporate Authors:

    PDE Publications

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  • Publication Date: 1996


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-3
  • Serial:
    • Driver/Education
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: PDE Publications
    • ISSN: 1183-7314

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00724404
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 7 1996 12:00AM