ERIC Number: ED098294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Driver Education Saves Gas.
American Automobile Association, Falls Church, VA. Traffic Engineering and Safety Dept.
The argument that driver education should be dropped because driver education cars use gas is shortsighted. High school driver education is an excellent vehicle for teaching concepts of energy conservation. A small investment in fuel now can result in major savings of gasoline over a student's lifetime. In addition good driver education courses graduate well-informed, competent drivers with positive outlooks on responsible driving--an asset that cannot be readily measured in gallons of fuel. The fuel used for high school driver education should be regarded as an investment that can easily be recouped in the first year a person drives after taking the course. (Driver education fuel facts are presented and discussed.) (Author/SA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Automobile Association, Falls Church, VA. Traffic Engineering and Safety Dept.