ERIC Number: ED237734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-23
Reference Count: 0
Ohio Citizens Survey on Driver Education Technical Report.
Pascale, Pietro J.
In 1982, the Ohio Driver and Safety Education Association contracted with PJP Associates to conduct a statewide survey to gather data about the driver education program as it is conducted in the public schools of Ohio. The survey questionnaire contained 12 questions about driver education and 10 demographic questions. The survey used two methods of data collection--a mail survey and a hand-carry survey to reach a selected representative sample of the population. The mail survey yielded 357 returns and the hand-carry survey yielded 1,273 returns for a total response of 1,630 returns. The mail survey and the hand-carry survey produced very similar results, some of which are as follows: (1) driver education should be required for all drivers, according to most respondents; (2) 86 percent of the respondents think high school driver education is the best method for teaching people to drive, and three out of four persons surveyed feel that public school systems should be required to offer both on-road and in-classroom sections of driver education; (3) about 30-40 percent of those responding think driver education should be financed by the state educational system, with a slightly lesser number thinking it should be financed by fines from traffic violators; (4) a majority of respondents feel that the classroom instruction of driver education should be conducted during the regular school day; about one-third think that the in-car part of driver education should be carried out during the regular school day and one-third think that the in-car phase should be carried out before and after school; (5) a majority of the respondents felt all phases of the driver education courses are very worthwhile or worthwhile; and (6) about four times as many respondents favor the high school driver education program as the private driving school programs. (Data in the survey results are also broken down by sex, by city size, and by age). (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio Driver and Safety Education Association.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Report presented at the Ohio Driver and Safety Education Association Conference (Columbus, OH, October 23, 1982).