"PILOT" - A TRAFFIC SAFETY COURSE OF YOUNG DRIVERS. RESULTS FROM THE EVALUATION

The basic idea behind Pilot is that young drivers usually drive in traffic with safety margins that are too small. If we could motivate them to increase the safety margins, they would become safer drivers and hopefully be involved in fewer accidents. The aim of Pilot is to elaborate and implement a voluntary further education for young drivers (aged 18-24) and to evaluate the effects on accident risk, driving style, driving motives and attitudes to traffic safety. The education is a one-day traffic safety course where the content is focused on risk awareness and defensive driving. The content is systematically varied according to the components "training/demonstrations" and "monetary reward", which results in four different types of courses. The evaluation is designed as a comparison between four test groups (n=1500) and a matched control group (n=800). Both groups have been selected from a population of policyholders in Skandia, a Swedish insurance company. The test group has participated in one of 137 courses that were carried out in a total of ten places in Sweden between October/November 1993 and December 1994. During 1995 and 1996 data was obtained on accidents, driving habits and attitudes. Deadline for the project is July 1997. Preliminary results so far are promising according to interviews with participants and accidents reported to the insurance company the first year after the education. Final results will be ready during spring/summer 1997.

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    PTRC Education and Research Services Limited

    Glenthorne House, Hammersmith Grove
    London W6OL9,   England 
  • Authors:
    • NOLEN, S
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  • Publication Date: 1998

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00766095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: VTI konferens 9A part 4
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 1999 12:00AM