FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING TRAINING PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE DEFICIENT DRIVER FACTORS. VOLUME I: A REVIEW OF EXISTING DATA BASES AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FUTURE DATA COLLECTION
The purpose of the project was to determine the feasibility of setting driver education program instructional objectives from existing accident data, and to make recommendations for appropriate NHTSA action to actually define such instructional objectives. It was found that, while a wealth of accident data exists that can be used to identify driver-oriented traffic safety problems, existing data are not adequate to the setting of comprehensive instructional objectives and priorities. A dataset that would suit these purposes would permit the identification of actions that drivers might have taken to prevent accidents, and would be nationally representative. The authors recommend a special study under the National Accident Sampling System as the appropriate means of collecting the desired data. Volume I of this report includes the results of a literature review, a detailed definition of the information required to set instructional objectives, a review of existing data bases, a plan for collecting additional data, and a plan for incorporating new data and new instructional objectives into driver education programs.
Indiana University, BloomingtonInstitute for Research in Public Safety
Bloomington, IN United States 47401
Washington, DC United States 20590
- McKnight, J A
- HUME, R D
- Publication Date: 1979-1
- Pagination: 186 p.
- TRT Terms: Data collection; Driver training; Feasibility analysis; Prevention; Reviews; Safety; Traffic safety
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00198310
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-804-746 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-7-01811
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM