Accession Number:

ADA012315

Title:

An Evaluation of Driver Simulators for Safety Training,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The effectiveness of simulators in improving driver safety was evaluated in a 20-hour Driver Safety Education Course administered to 193 experienced drivers in Fort Lewis, Washington. Approximately half of the drivers received a program utilizing a motion picture type trainer and half used conventional media. Conclusions were a Programmed motion picture simulators are slightly superior to conventional methods in developing those knowledges and habits emphasized in their programs b differences favoring the simulator are not likely to have sufficient impact to warrant a full-scale research program to determine their effectiveness in the long-term reduction of accidents and violations and c simulators represent a promising approach to the development of safe driving knowledges, skills, and habits.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE