Response to House Joint Resolution #135, 1986 Session Requesting the Board of Education to Evaluate the Public and Commercial School Driver Education Programs

Report No: 87-R9

Published in 1986

About the report:

The study analyzed the effectiveness of commercial school programs, concluded that students successfully completing their driving instruction at these schools had driving records worse than those for students completing their instruction in the public and private schools, and recommended that commercial school instructors be required to take additional course work, that each school evaluate its own Performance Report to determine strengths and weaknesses of its program, and that the State Department of Education monitor the results of these actions. The research also concluded that the traditional classroom/behind-the-wheel program was the most effective.

Disclaimer Statement:The contents of this report reflect the views of the author(s), who is responsible for the facts and the accuracy of the data presented herein. The contents do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, or the Federal Highway Administration. This report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Any inclusion of manufacturer names, trade names, or trademarks is for identification purposes only and is not to be considered an endorsement.


Other Authors

Charles B. Stoke, B. G. Johnson

Last updated: December 30, 2023

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