Accession Number:

AD0645962

Title:

AN EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF A DRIVER SIMULATOR FOR SAFETY TRAINING,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The study consisted of an empirical evaluation of the effectiveness of automobile simulators in teaching safe vehicle operation to licensed military drivers. Two groups of experienced drivers were administered a 20-hour driver safety course. One group received eight hours of instruction in a motion picture automobile simulator, while the other group received similar material by conventional methods. Measures of driving knowledge, habits, and attitudes were administered following training. The simulator group was slightly superior on those knowledges and habits emphasized in simulator films. The conventional group was slightly superior in other driving knowledges. No differences were observed on the remaining measures. It was concluded that existing simulator programs are not well suited to the needs of experienced drivers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE