ERIC Number: ED041106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-31
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Evaluation of Driver Education and Training Programs.
Harman, Harry H.; And Others
What contributions do driver education and training programs make to the Nation's highway safety program? An answer to this question was sought through a synthesis of four feasibility studies concerning the effectiveness of current or proposed driver education programs. These preliminary investigations failed to identify any clear proof that driver education, as presently constituted, has a significantly favorable effect on driver performance, particularly as measured by accidents and traffic law violations. Therefore, a comprehensive model for evaluating driver education programs was developed with short- and long-term activities. The short term activities include (1) driving task analysis, (2) objectives of driver education, (3) evaluation of program content, and (4) specifications for long term evaluation. The long term activities include (1) measures of driver performance, (2) measures of program characteristics, (3) measures of highway traffic system objectives, and (4) research studies using proximate and ultimate criteria. (CH)
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Sponsor: Department of Transportation, Washington, DC. National Highway Safety Bureau.
Authoring Institution: National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Transportation Research Board.; Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.