This paper suggests that total driver development can be achieved only when the training curriculum includes behind-the-wheel instruction in accident avoidance and recovery, and offers as an example, the training of State Patrol officers conducted by the Road Atlanta Driver Development Center for the State of Georgia. The problems of training drivers possessing long established driving habits and inordinately high driving experience time periods are examined, and an analysis is made of the instructional methods which were successful in reducing the Patrol's total accident rate 40.94%, and initiating a reduction in annual insurance premiums from $180.00 to $30.00 per vehicle. A case is presented for expanding this type of training to include civilian students, and illustrated by an overview of the patrol school's civilian counterpart -- The Bobby Allison School of Safe Driving. /HSRI/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 253-261
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 20

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144165
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-024-1-115
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 13 1977 12:00AM