A MULTIVARIATE STUDY OF OBJECTIVELY MEASURED DRIVER PERFORMANCE FACTORS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (USING A HIGHWAY SYSTEMS RESEARCH CAR)

The purpose of this study was to investigate the driving performance of high school students at the completion of the laboratory phase of instruction as measured by the Highway Systems Research instrumentation. An additional purpose of this study was to attempt to develop an index of objectively measured driver performance variables that would be functional as a criterion measure of a student's relative efficiency in performing the driving task. The following conclusions are based on the findings of this study: It was possible to construct an index which was capable of discriminating between driver with varying performance capabilities; The largest single portion of variance of the sample population used in this study was accounted for of the Vehicle Speed Factor. The sex of a student was significant predictor of the Vehicle Speed. Factor Scores, Knowledge of the number of miles of driving experience, identity of high school instructor, and the use of other vehicles prior to driver education were not significant individually or collectively as predictors of the Vehicle Speed Factor Index and the Vehicle Control Input Rate Factor Index Scores.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This project was funded by DOT, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was prepared for the Safety Education Section of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Illinois.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL  USA  62901
  • Authors:
    • Aaron, J E
    • Lindauer, L B
    • Ritzel, D O
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 89 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00149165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Project No. 02-01-24
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM