THE USE OF ACCIDENTS AND TRAFFIC OFFENCES AS CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING COURSES IN DRIVER EDUCATION

This report is one of a series to be published on a study designed to examine responsiveness to driver education and the part played by it in driver education. The report firstly discusses the purpose of the evaluation, the objectives and nature of driver education and the kinds of criteria that may be used. The place of accidents and traffic offences in this context are examined. Secondly, the implications of the quasi-experimental design, the major focus of interest of the research project as originally conceived and the methods of data collection for the analysis and interpretation of the data are discussed. The reliability of accidents as a criterion is considered, and the accident data are also examined in order to assess the relationship between driving practices and accident involvement. The differences found between the formally trained and untrained groups with respect to traffic offences are presented, and finally the relationship between accidents and traffic offences is studied. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Salford

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

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 296 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142097
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM