Young drivers continue to be overrepresented in motor vehicle accidents. As a result, Prabhakharan and colleagues tested the effectiveness of various training methods in order to reduce young drivers tendency to speed. 58 young motorist were divided into four training group and asked to complete a training drive in week 1 followed by a test drive in week 2. With the main dependent variable involving speeding, the results revealed the benefits of an experiential type training method where young motorist are forced to make effective decisions regarding safe driving and receive feedback about these decision.
Prabhakharan, P., & Molesworth, B. R. C. (in press). Repairing Faulty Scripts to Reduce Speeding Behaviour in Young Drivers. Accident Analysis and Prevention. Manuscript accepted 30 March 2011.