When driving workshops were conducted in classes of seniors in five high schools in southeastern Michigan, using non-directive discussion of trigger films and members' own highway experiences, young men appeared to drive somewhat more dangerously for the first nine months and then more safely, relative to control groups. A medical analogy is suggested: the workshops appeared to produce a mild infection of unsafe driving followed by an increase in immunity. These effects were more visible for workshop men who were relatively alienated from the school system in terms of having poorer grades and being older than average; during the second year their driving record was as good as that of their non-alienated peers.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Pelz, D C
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 465-476
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153236
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM