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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Institute for Research in Public Safety
    Bloomington, IN  United States  47401

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McKnight, J A
    • HUME, R D
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 186 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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