1965-02-01

CURRENT APPROACHES TO DRIVER SAFETY TRAINING 650425

This paper describes the status of efforts to improve the safety of motor vehicle operation through training. The following types of programs are described: (1) the safety components of driver education and improvement courses, (2) the remedial training of traffic violators, (3) programs utilizing simulation techniques, and (4) the use of mass media such as books and films.
A general lack of conclusive evidence concerning various training approaches is noted. A greater research effort should be directed toward (1) better identification of means by which accidents can be anticipated and avoided, (2)methods of coping directly with driver habits and skills, and (3) techniques of maintaining safe driving behavior through periodic evaluation and retraining.

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