ERIC Number: ED120408
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnostic Assessment of Driver Problems: Volume 1. The State-of-the-Art in Driver Problem Diagnosis.
McBride, Robin S.; Stroad, Kenneth W., Jr.
Volume 1 of a study designed to conduct a state of the art review of driver problem assessment consists of a review of related literature. The purpose of the study is to identify diagnostic assessment techniques in isolating driver problems. The review was based on three levels of information sources: (1) information from primary sources--driver licensing file, (2) information from secondary sources--other agencies, and (3) information from direct driver measurement. Each level is further divided into the following conceptual areas: (1) driver performance and ability, (2) human condition and states, and (3) exposure variables. Level 1 data sources have the greatest current utility for diagnostic assessment in an operational setting, based on the relatively inexpensive means of data retrieval and the consistency of significant predictors found at this level. Level 2 data present several legal and logistical problems due to the privileged information requirements and a lack of coordination between agencies. Level 3 data usually require further research before their operational utility can be determined since they are currently not widely used for assessment in social control agencies. The discussion is supplemented by illustrations and tables. A list of references is given for each chapter, and an author index is included. (Author/EC)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Data Analysis, Information Sources, Literature Reviews, Measurement Techniques, Methods Research, Motor Vehicles, Performance Factors, State of the Art Reviews, Tables (Data), Traffic Safety
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22161
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.