Practicing in relation to the outcome of the driving test
2007 (English)In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, ISSN 0001-4575, E-ISSN 1879-2057, Vol. 39, no 1, 159-168 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In Sweden, a written and a driving test must be passed for licensure, and these two examinations are the only means of verifying that learner drivers have acquired the competencies stipulated in the national curriculum. The present study investigated 18–24-year olds regarding the effects of personal background and mode of driver education instruction on the outcome of the driving test. This was done by analysing the following for individual subjects: data on practicing obtained using a questionnaire, and test results of license tests. The results suggest that among the candidates under study, there are equal opportunities in the context of obtaining a driver's license independent of a person's background. The rate of passing was higher for those who started behind-the-wheel training at 16 and applied to take the driving test via a driving school, than for those who started the training at an older age and applied to take the test in person. It was also found that the probability of passing the test was greater if there is successful cooperation between learner and driving school instructor, and if a large proportion of the training been devoted to the task speed adaptation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 39, no 1, 159-168 p.
Driver education, Driving test, Questionnairem, Learner drivers
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-14310DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2006.06.015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-14310DiVA: diva2:23211