ERIC Number: ED084349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
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Driver Improvement Training and Evaluation: Initial Development. Final Report.
Whittenburg, John A.; And Others
A driver improvement training program using multimedia classroom lessons and multiple car driving range exercises was given to U.S. Coast Guard recruits. Training was evaluated by comparing matched control and experimental groups. Baseline data including driving history, biographical, and physical characteristics was collected. Driving range, attitude, and knowledge tests comprised the intermediate criteria tests used for pre-posttesting. Seven ultimate criterion (e.g.; accidents and violations) data sources were identified and data collection instruments developed. A conceptual framework with models of the driving process and human information processing and literature reviews are included. The experimental group and control group test scores were the same as pretest. At posttest the experimental group scored significantly higher than at pretest and higher than the control group. Future plans for data analyses and diagnostic testing and individualized training were started. (Author)
Descriptors: Driver Education, Literature Reviews, Motor Vehicles, Performance Tests, Program Evaluation, Traffic Safety, Training Objectives
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22151 (PB 220 557, MF $1.45, HC $9.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Development Education and Training Research Inst.; Coast Guard, Washington, DC.