ERIC Number: ED044601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Driving Competencies for the Elderly.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Continuing Education Curriculum Development.
Designed for use by directors of senior citizen groups, continuing education directors, and driver education instructors, this manual suggests a course outline, subject content, and instructional materials for effectively teaching a refresher driving course. The first seven topics represent the basic content and none should be omitted: orientation to the course; self-assessment (testing) of participants; attitudes affecting the operation of a motor vehicle; compensating for limitations imposed by advancing age; defensive driving and handling emergency situations; motor vehicle regulations. The other four topics--acquiring a motor vehicle and insurance, useful mechanical knowledge, natural laws affecting motor vehicle operation, cooperation with organizations concerned with highway safety--should be offered only if the participants are sufficiently interested. The total number of meetings should remain flexible enough to accommodate any or all of these supplementary topics. (The document includes sample publicity items, sources for specific films and other instructional materials, a bibliography for instructors, and eight profile tests with answers.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Continuing Education Curriculum Development.