CAN WE IMPROVE THE DRIVING TEST?

The article discusses the driving test now is use in Australia as a stylized routine allowing the testing officer to make a judgement about the competency of the applicant. However, it provides no evaluation of the degree of driving skill and no stable observational criteria to classify drivers as "good" or "bad". Even if it were modified it would not identify unsafe drivers. It is suggested that applicants be tested in terms of specified performance objectives. /Author/TRRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This article, was originally published in Australian Psychologist, 1975, Vol 10, No. 2, p 149.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Taylor & Francis

    4 Park Square, Milton Park
    Abingdon,   United Kingdom  OX14 4RN
  • Authors:
    • Newsome, L R
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 392
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157481
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1977 12:00AM