ERIC Number: ED075653
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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An Evaluation of the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course in Selected States. Final Report.
Planek, Thomas W.; And Others
More than 8,000 graduates of the National Safety Council's Defensive Driving Course completed surveys describing their accident and violation histories for the year before they took the course and again for the year following their completion of the course. Comparison group information was obtained for other drivers entering the program later. The course graduates reported significant reductions in accidents and violations in the year following the course, also significantly lower than comparison group rates. Accident profiles after the course remained generally similar to before-course profiles, although there appeared to be a positive connection between course emphasis and the magnitude of reduction for different types of accidents. The 8-hour course was directed primarily to improving driving skills of adult drivers, the survey being made to look at the efficacy of the course. Study data are detailed in narrative and tabular form. (MF)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adult Education, Comparative Analysis, Course Evaluation, Driver Education, Graduate Surveys, Program Effectiveness, Traffic Accidents, Traffic Safety
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB 213 835, MF $0.95, HC $5.45)
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Authoring Institution: National Safety Council, Chicago, IL.