Do driver training programs reduce crashes and traffic violations? — A critical examination of the literature

  • Published: IATSS Research, 34, 63-71, 2010
  • Authors: Peck, R. C.
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2014
  • Format: html


To review driver education evidence, primarily from North America.


Literature review

Key Findings:

  • This review takes a critical view of the previous work in driver education and concludes that driver education may have a small effect on accident rates, but concludes than an effect close to zero cannot be ruled out.

  • Also concludes that GDL laws are important in controlling possible unintended early licensure that can occur if driver education can be used as a discount for obtaining a licence.


Novice drivers, young drivers, driver training, driver education, accident countermeasures, driver training evaluation designs.