A statewide survey of citizens regarding their attitudes toward driver education programs in the schools was conducted in North Dakota in 1976. A random sample of 650 North Dakota citizens was drawn and served as the target population for the survey. Telephone calls were made to these citizens and an interview was conducted via the telephone at that time. A large number of those interviewed were of the belief that the 15 to 24 year age group has the highest incidence of traffic deaths. Over half believe that traffic deaths rank either first or second in the killing of people in the 15 to 24 year age group. There was relatively strong feeling that the state legislature should fund driver education for the general public, and strong feeling that such funding should be made for high school students. Nearly all of those interviewed (92%) felt that a driver education course should be available for all high school students. Most (86%) also were of the opinion that all beginning drivers should have taken an approved driver education course prior to being able to get their first driver's license. Over 1/2 of those interviewed had not taken a driver education course themselves but nearly 3/4 indicated that they would have liked to. Of those who had taken a course in driver education, over 78% said that it had made them a better driver. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by the North Dakota Highway Department and by North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of North Dakota, Grand Forks

    Bureau of Educational Research and Services
    Grand Forks, ND  United States  58201
  • Authors:
    • Smiley, L L
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 27 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167893
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Special Rpt. No. 2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1978 12:00AM