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Aaa Foundation for Traffic Safety, Falls Church, Va

Works: 7 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 14 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Falls Church, Va Aaa Foundation for Traffic Safety
The Older Person's Guide to Safe Driving. Public Affairs Pamphlet No. 641 by Myron Brenton( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pamphlet is a practical guide with helpful suggestions on safe driving for older people. A discussion of the controversy surrounding older people's driving ability begins the pamphlet. Effects of aging on driving are discussed, including affects on vision, twilight and night driving, hearing, muscles and joints, and mental functions. It is noted that certain aspects of older drivers' health, such as medication use, may affect driving. Six situations in which older drivers most often make mistakes are discussed and suggestions are given to avoid errors. These include: (1) failure to yield right-of-way; (2) turning; (3) running lights; (4) improper changing of lanes; (5) improper passing; and (6) improper highway driving. Tips are given for bad weather driving, driving defensively, and long-distance driving. Pedestrian safety and seat belt safety are discussed. Continuing driving education is recommended. Safety when buying a new car and insurance for the older person are discussed. Recommendations are made to improve car and road design for older drivers and advice is given on when an older person should stop driving. (Abl)
55+ Drivers Needs and Problems of Older Drivers: Survey Results and Recommendations. Proceedings of the Older Driver Colloquium (Orlando, Florida, February 4-7, 1985) by James L Malfetti( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These proceedings include 11 background papers that were presented by a panel of authorities in traffic safety and/or gerontology who were professionally concerned with older drivers and pedestrians. Papers focus on the needs and problems of older drivers and on what can and should be done to deal with them. Recommendations to improve safety for older--and all--drivers are provided first in three categories: driver, vehicle, and highway. The papers are "Vision of the Older Driver: Implications for Vehicle and Highway Design and for Driver Testing" (Merrill J. Allen), "Safer Cars for Seniors" (Roy C. Haeusler), "Licensing the Chronometrically Impaired Driver" (Newman W. Jackson), "Auto Insurance: Needs and Problems of Drivers 55 and Over" (Edward R. Klamm), "The Driving Situation and Drivers 55-Plus: Comments by a Long-Interested Retired Traffic Engineer" (Burton W. Marsh), "Training and Retraining the Older Driver" (Adele M. Milone), "Impressions: An Amateur Looks at Senior Drivers" (Clifford C. Nelson), "The Older Driver and Highway Design" (David Solomon), "Musculo-Skeletal System Impairment Related to Safety and Comfort of Drivers 55+" (John D. States), "Learning and Motivational Characteristics of Older People Pertaining to Traffic Safety" (Darlene J. Winter), and "Interaction of Older Drivers with Pedestrians in Traffic" (Sam Yaksich, Jr.). Other contents include results of a survey to assess mobility and safety of older drivers in a report entitled "A Survey of the Traffic Safety Needs and Problems of Drivers Age 55 and Over" (Darlene Yee) and editor's comments. (YLB)
Improving school bus driver performance by Ernest Farmer( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference source is intended to assist the school bus driver training instructor in course preparation. Instructional units for program planning each contain pertinent course questions, a summary, and evaluation questions. Unit 1, "Introduction to the School Bus Driver Training Program," focuses on basic course objectives and requirements and on employment certification requirements. Unit 2, "The School Bus Driver," discusses necessary physical, emotional, and character qualities of the driver. Unit 3, "Responsibilities of the School Bus Driver," presents traditional responsibilities and equipment-related responsibilities. Unit 4, "Human Relations," focuses on driver relationships with pupils, parents, and administration. Unit 5, "Emergency Procedures," offers methods for responding to accidents and treatment of injuries. Unit 6, "Traffic Laws, Signs, and Signals," discusses general state practices, including pre-trip inspection and operational procedures. Unit 8, "School Bus Maintenance," stresses conservation procedures such as tire and engine care; also discussed is detection of mechanical deficiencies, bus cleaning, and pre-trip inspection. Unit 9, "Transporting the Handicapped Child," considers the relationship of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act to school transportation policy and practice. Driver responsibilities and types of handicapping conditions are discussed. (Cjh)
The effect of automobile safety on vehicle type choice : an empirical study by Patrick S McCarthy( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis was made of the extent to which the safety characteristics of new vehicles affect consumer purchase decisions. Using an extensive data set that combines vehicle data collected by the Automobile Club of Southern California Target Car Program with the responses from a national household survey of new car buyers, a statistical model of vehicle type choice was estimated. The basic finding from the analysis is that individuals do express a demand for safety. Holding constant all other factors that influence a consumer's vehicle purchase decision, a safer vehicle is found to increase the probability of purchase. Among the specific findings of the analysis are the following: (1) an index of crashworthiness is a strong determinant of purchase decisions; (2) passive restraint systems enhance the likelihood of purchase of a given model; (3) safety-related recalls in the previous year are found to produce a positive effect on purchase behavior; (4) longer vehicles offer more crash protection to the occupants and increase the likelihood of purchase; and (5) other characteristics found to be important are purchase price and fuel costs, interior comfort and roominess, performance, and brand loyalty. (33 references.) (KC)
Myths, men and beer: an analysis of beer commercials on broadcast television, 1987 by Neil Postman( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and research on the processes of early social learning in children has indicated that television and television commercials play an important role in children's internalization of cultural meanings, interpretations, and values, whether or not the commercials children see are intended for or directed at them. Between the ages of 2 and 18, the period in which social learning is most intense, American children see approximately 100,000 television commercials for beer. This study examined the cultural myths and messages present in a sample of 40 commercials representing 15 brands of beer which were broadcast on network television during 22 weekend daytime and evening hours in February and March of 1987. The relationships among beer, masculinity, and driving represented in the commercials were analyzed. The results of these analyses suggest that beer commercials promote not only a particular stereotypical view of what it means to be a man, but they also promote an association between drinking and driving. This association reflects and propagates values and attitudes implicated in drunk driving. Based on the conclusions of this research, it is recommended that the policy permitting the televising of commercials for beer be revised to prohibit such commercials. (Author/NB)
Safe-playing program : final report on process field test by Dennis D Embry( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In two previous experimental observational studies, the Safe-Playing Kit, a program with empirically proven potential for reducing the risk of pedestrian accidents to preschoolers, was developed. The purpose of the present study was to field test a prototype of the kit in 17 diverse preschools and day care centers located in eight states. Feedback on the process of implementation came from evaluations and suggestions made by preschool teachers, parents, and administrators, as well as through two concept probes employing children's responses to storybook situations, one administered before and one after the program was implemented. Results indicated that most teachers and parents felt the program was successful. In addition, children showed highly significant gains in scores on pretests and posttests following the use of the program. It was concluded that the Safe-Playing Kit can be implemented in a diversity of communities, preschools, day care centers, and families across the country and that the program can be successfully conducted by trained teachers and parents as a part of their everyday activities. Forms of and results from the teacher's survey, as well as versions of the parent surveys, are appended along with a description of methods used and results obtained from the children's responses to storybooks and concept probes. (Author/MP)
Drivers 55 plus : test your own performance : a self-rating form of questions, facts and suggestions for safe driving by James L Malfetti( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet contains a 15-question rating form that provides some guidance to older drivers in beginning to assess their driving skills. The pages following the self-rating form discuss the various questions on the form. After a general introduction, the discussion is divided into five areas that traffic safety authorities have judged critical to safe performance: driving habits, physical conditions, emotions, health habits, and driving records and other indicators. The discussion is organized around why an item is important (facts) and what, if anything, can be done to overcome shortcomings (suggestions), so the individual can maintain safe driving performance or improve it. (Ylb)
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.75 (from 0.62 for Drivers 55 ... to 0.86 for Myths, men ...)

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