SAFE DRIVING KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION AND TESTING TECHNIQUES. VOLUME I. GENERAL FINDINGS

In order to determine the effectiveness of improved information dissemination and assessment techniques in reducing highway accidents, a set of seven targeted driver license manuals and tests was developed for the following groups of drivers: New drivers, Youthful drivers, Renewal applicants, Older drivers, Traffic violators, Accident repeaters, and Drinking drivers. The contents of the manuals and tests were based upon an analysis of critical information requirements for each target group and an assessment of existing information deficiencies of drivers relative to these requirements. The manuals and tests were administered to a sample of 30,000 drivers, primarily from the state of Virginia, in order to determine their effectiveness in leading to acquisition, retention, and application of safe driving information.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Central Missouri State Univ., Warrensburg. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E08, PB-267 725-SET.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Public Services Research Institute

    421 King Street
    Alexandria, VA  USA  22314

    Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg

    P.O. Box 800
    Warrensburg, MO  USA  64093

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • McKnight, A J
    • Green, M A
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 62 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-802 362
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00817
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1978 12:00AM