ERIC Number: ED120409
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Diagnostic Assessment of Driver Problems: Volume 2. Assessment Techniques for Operational Users: Final Report.
McBride, Robin S.; Stroad, Kenneth W., Jr.
Volume 2 studies the operational feasibility of the diagnostic assessment of driver problems. Target groups for driver countermeasures are identified from research on diagnostic predictors and performance criteria. A diagnostic assessment model is presented which incorporates assessment techniques that were useful in an operational setting. The model is intended to serve as a practical guide for the operational assessor in the traffic enforcement/control system. The development of the diagnostic assessment model focuses on the interaction of the driver, the enforcement system, and social institutions which are concerned with remediation of the driver (courts, licensing agency, and social rehabilitation agencies). Guidelines for the operational implementation of the model are presented in the following areas: administrative procedures, operational requirements for assessment, sample driver assessment, and options for indepth diagnosis. State requirements for the implementation and validation of the technique are cited. An evaluation plan for the validation of the model is presented through a pilot study. Concurrent and predictive evaluation, and a long-term plan for integration and diagnostic approaches and countermeasures. Other measurement and assessment materials are appended. A glossary of technical terms and references are included. (Author/EC)
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.