Safe-driving-trainings " A way to enhance driving expertise for young drivers?

  • A concept for Safe-Driving-Trainings with a focus on risky behavior and safety related attitudes has been evaluated. 519 participants have been tested before and after the training by means of a questionnaire with the topics: technical driving competence, awareness of risks, and propensity for anticipation. A control group (131 subjects) was used to check for the possibility of response artifacts. Three months later, 92 members of the treatment group and 25 members of the control group have been tested again. The results show significant positive changes in driving competence, risk awareness, and safety related attitudes, especially anticipation, due to the training. Compared to the control group the participants have become more risk aware and they regard of risk avoiding behavior as more important. The results show that this concept for Safe-Driving-Trainings has not only short-term but, more importantly, long-term positive effects on the safety-relevant attitudes and cognitions of young drivers.

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Author:Alf C. Zimmer, Katharina Dahmen-Zimmer, Christina Bernhard, Nicola Stahl
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2013/09/05
Contributing corporation:Institut für Psychologie <Regensburg>
Release Date:2013/09/05
Tag:Deutschland; Fahranfänger; Fahrausbildung; Fahrgeschicklichkeit; Interview; Konferenz; Sicherheit; Verbesserung; Verhalten; Versuch
Behaviour; Conference; Driver training; Germany; Improvement; Interview; Recently qualified driver; Safety; Skill (road user); Test
Source:5th International Conference on ESAR 2012
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 36 Soziale Probleme, Sozialdienste / 360 Soziale Probleme und Sozialdienste; Verbände
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 83 Unfall und Mensch
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 5th International Conference on ESAR

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