Graduate Project Title

Effective In-Car Driver Education

Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 2000

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Osman Alawiye

Second Committee Member

Harold S. Williams

Third Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson

Fourth Committee Member

Ron Hales


The relationship between young drivers' driving habits and the time of day in which they received their Behind-The-Wheel instruction was studied. Three hundred and ninety-five junior and senior level high school students were surveyed on their personal driving histories. The results showed differences between those students that received instruction after regular school hours and those that received instruction before or during school hours. Implications for Traffic Safety Education are discussed.