ERIC Number: ED111926
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Driver Improvement Training and Evaluation.
Whittenburg, John A.; And Others
The last phase of the NHTSA-U.S. Coast Guard Driver Improvement Training and Evaluation Project is described. Begun in July 1970, the project had two basic objectives. The first was to determine whether or not driver training programs do, in fact, significantly reduce driver errors and accidents and improve overall driver efficiency. The second was to identify which training method--classroom and driving range training (Program 1), classroom-only training (Program 2), or range-only training (Program 3)--is most effective. The population studied was 3,226 young male adults between 17 and 25 years of age. The specific sample studied was United States Coast Guard recruits at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey. While pretest data revealed no significant differences between the experimental and control groups, analysis of the posttest data indicated that the experimental groups performed significantly better on the driver knowledge test and on the driving range test than the control groups. A followup analysis of posttraining driving records was also conducted. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Driver Education, Educational Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Traffic Safety
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161 (Order No. PB-234-078; HC-$9.00; MF-$2.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.
Note: For related document, see ED 084 349