THE USE OF DRIVING TESTS AS ALTERNATIVE CRITERIA TO ACCIDENTS FOR EVALUATING DRIVER EDUCATION

This English study is a road safety experiment to evaluate the effects of a course in driver education introduced into the curriculum of 16-17 year old students in terms of accident reduction. The most noticeable effects of driver education are on the amount of driving knowledge and success in the Department of the Environment test. Driver education also had an effect on the total mileage driven but no discernable effect on performance as a driver, and safety. There have already been indications that effects noted 2-3 years after completion or non-completion of the course are less apparent after a five year period. Driving differences between the sexes are behavioral rather than attitudinal. It is concluded that safety driving is an acquired skill. The effects of driver education are social rather than behavioral.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Salford

    Department of Civil Engineering, Road Safety Research Unit
    Salford M5 4WT, Manchester,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 189 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM