Developing a Technology Based Driver Education Intervention: Theory and Practice
Driving simulators, and other new technologies, may be useful in increasing the effectiveness of traditional driver education and training programs as a safety countermeasure for young novice drivers. This paper looks at the process of working with industry partners to explore how new technology can be incorporated into an existing driver education program and test its efficacy in improving young novice driver safety. The Goals for Driver Education (GDE) theoretical framework underpinned the design and choice of intervention and levels of acceptance, practicality and efficiency were major considerations in the design process. A PC based, commentary drive intervention was selected.