Re-education of young driving offenders: Effects on recorded offences and self-reported collisions

  • Published: Transportation research part F: traffic psychology and behaviour, 14(4), 291-299, 2011
  • Authors: af Wåhlberg, A. E.
  • Date Added: 01 Feb 2014
  • Last Update: 01 Feb 2014
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A study examining the effects of three different interventions on young driving offenders (mostly speeders). E-learning was compared with classroom education, and fines.


Quasi-experimental design.

Key Findings:

  • E-learning group showed a reduction in offending compared with the other two groups.

  • Also a reduction in collisions in e-learning group.


Evaluation, driver improvement, driver education, driving offence, collision, accident.


Regression to mean could not be ruled out for accident reduction. In addition author is careful to point out that while the e-learning seems effective for offenders, this cannot necessarily be generalised to all drivers.