DRIVER IMPROVEMENT--IMPRISONED TRAFFIC OFFENDERS AS TARGET GROUP FOR PROBLEM-ORIENTED TRAINING PROGRAMS (3RD REPORT)

DRIVER IMPROVEMENT-INHAFTIERTE VERKEHRSSTRAFTATER ALS ZIELGRUPPE FUR EIN PROBLEMORIENTIERTES TRAININGSPROGRAMM (3. BERICHT)

This report concludes phase II of the project "Driver Improvement--Development of psychological measures for the rehabilitation of traffic offenders". This project is divided into four phases. The project aims at developing a training program for traffic offerders utilizing the rules of learning theory. The first step is to examine the program's impact on traffic offenders and to carry out investigations on its application on a broader basis. Of about 70 of the persons who participated in the courses up to now sociodemographic data and information on their driver's records were collected. Analyses of court records and of questionnaires filled in by the participants themselves are discussed as to their value a source of information regarding the respective target group for driver improvement measures. The report describes the further development of "problem-oriented training" for drivers which at first was tested only in one penal institution as a preparatory activity prior to the organization of courses in various Austrian institutions within the framework of phase III. The main modificaitons of this program--which includes elements of client-centered psychotherapy and of group dynamics in addition to elements of behavior therapy--consist in extending the number of group sessions from four to six, each lasting 2 to 2 1/2 hours, and in emphasizing guidance concerning self-control of the individual behavior. The planned course of the investigation within the framework of phase III is indicated as well as the necessity of taking supplementary measures already now in order to apply this training program to persons before they cause an accident with serious personal injuries. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Road Safety Board, Austria

    Oelzeltgasse 3
    A-1030 Vienna,   Austria 
  • Authors:
    • SCHMIDT, L
    • Michalke, H
    • KLEBEL, E
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 100 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00188180
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Safety Board /Austria
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM