ERIC Number: ED126232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of North Carolina's Multi-Vehicle Range Program In Driver Education: A Comparison of Driving Histories of Range and Non-Range Students.
Council, Forrest M.; And Others
The study compared the driving histories, for the first six months and first two years following licensing, of drivers who had received two types of driver training in high school in 197l. The subjects were 1644 drivers who had been trained on multi-vehicle ranges and 1759 who had received the traditional "30 and 6" training (30 hours of classroom instruction and 6 hours of behind-the-wheel instruction). It attempted to determine whether the differences in training brought about by the construction of range facilities in North Carolina has resulted in additional benefits in terms of accident savings or increased output of trained students. The study analyzed three major variables: (1) non-driving related (age, race, sex, I.Q., etc.), (2) accident involvement, and (3) violation histories, for the two groups. A categorical analysis of the data indicated no significant differences between the range group and the "30 and 6" group in terms of accident involvement but the traditional groups had somewhat fewer accidents and violations, although the difference was not significant. Inconclusive differences were noted when the results were analyzed by race and sex. A cost effectiveness analysis revealed that the cost per student was higher in the range program. The limitations and implications of the study are discussed. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Highway Safety Program Office, Raleigh, NC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Highway Safety Research Center.