ERIC Number: ED244918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Elementary Traffic Safety Programs on Out-of-School Safety Behavior.
Miller, Deborah A.
The Beltman multi-media traffic safety program was evaluated as an instructional tool in grades K-3. The foremost objective of the Beltman program is to develop the habit of wearing seat belts and to develop positive safety attitudes. Three study groups made up of 550 second grade students were divided into one control and two experimental groups. The control group teachers taught safety in the traditional way. Experimental group teachers received inservice training and followed 16 lesson plans featuring the Beltman program. At the time of the first behavioral assessment, the three groups exhibited statistically the same total on out-of-school safety behavior. On the follow-up assessment, the experimental group students exhibited statistically more positive out-of-school safety behavior than did the control group students. Graphs, survey instruments, the traffic safety questionnaire, and the experimental teachers' evaluation form are appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Beltman Multi Media Traffic Safety Program; Seat Belts