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Can the driving attitude of students be changed measurably during the established six weeks instructional period?

Each year we as citizens of the United States are faced with an ever increasing death toll on our highways. It was first thought that improving automobiles and improving highways would substantially reduce the number of traffic deaths. Because of the increased number of vehicles on the highways and the human element, accidents continued to increase in number. It was in the 1930’s that a program of Driver Education and Driver Training was set up, initiated by the American Automobile Association and the Association of Surety and Casualty Companies, among others. Driver Education refers to the classroom programs, and Driver Training refers to the behind-the-wheel program. It has been proved by studies that driver Training in conjunction with Driver Education does reduce traffic violations and traffic accidents, in one study as much as one-half. One insurance company recognized this by granting discounts on auto insurance to families whose teenage drivers have had driver education and Driver Training.

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