A FOLLOW UP EVALUATION OF THREE CLASSROOM-RANGE DRIVER IMPROVEMENT TRAINING PROGRAMS: 1970-1974

A long range follow up survey was conducted in May and June 1974 with over 3,600 United States Coast Guard (USCG) enlisted men who had received driver training and matched men who had not received such training between October 1970 and May 1974. Three types of training were conducted--combined classroom and range, classroom only, and range only. The effectiveness of driver training on subsequent driving performance can be summarized according to five criteria--reduction in accidents, traffic citations, dollar damage, injuries, and work days missed. One conclusion is consistent regardless of the performance measure used--driver training is effective in reducing the severity of accidents. Recommendations are made to develop individualized, integrated classroom and range driver training programs according to a modular approach, to maximize benefits.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Social Systems Training and Research, Incorporated

    Bethesda, MD  USA 

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Whittenburg, J A
    • Baker, G L
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 99 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-587
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 23 2002 12:00AM