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Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Resource for New Drivers

Cambridge, Susan

Driver Licensing & Training


This study evaluated the resource produced by the NZ Roadshow Trust for novice drivers. The resource consisted of an information booklet, a log book and a puzzle, one half of which was addressed to parents/caregivers and the other half to the students. A telephone survey three months after delivery determined how the resource was perceived and whether there was a difference in the number and variety of hours of practice between students given a copy of the resource and a control group without it. Both study group and control group were recruited from schools and had held learner licences for no longer than three months when recruited. The study found: