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Traffic education in Denmark: "From cradle to wheel"

Authors: Truls Vaa, Aslak Fyhri, Michael Wøhlk Jæger Sørensen
Report nr: 1232/2012
ISBN: 978-82-480-1386-0
ISBN (digital version): 978-82-480-1385-3
Language: Norwegian
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The report is specifically directed towards traffic education and training in Denmark where the commission has been to look into accidents and measures regarding children, adolescents and young adults up the age of driver licensing. It has been important to identify measures which establish a scientifically based knowledge base of effective measures regarding the age groups considered. For pre-school and school children in lower grades, it is most effective to teach in smaller groups, to make the educational context as realistic as possible, and to aim at making the pupils understand why they should behave in certain ways in given contexts. For older children, adolescents and younger adults, campaigns may be effective if they are well designed and composed in accordance with empirical evidence of predictors that provide positive outcomes of campaigns. Regarding young adults, formal driver education has lead to more accidents compared to control groups without formal driver training. It is especially important to develop better measures for this group of young, novice drivers who have the highest accident risk of all drivers. Graduated Driver Licensing, including private driver training with lay supervisors, has shown to be effective in reducing the number of accidents.


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