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					Drive Rite: Keys to Smart Driving

           First Workshop
       Drive Rite Mission
Drive Rite: Keys to Smart Driving is an
innovative community partnership among
youths, parents, law enforcement, and
community leaders that changes the way
we train young drivers. It combines
behind-the-wheel practice with educational
activities designed to increase young
drivers’ knowledge and judgment when
they encounter various road, traffic, and
weather conditions.
Program Methods: Evaluation
Evaluation is essential!

1) Learn how we can keep improving the program.
2) Discover what people learn from the program.

Parents and teens complete surveys before the
program starts and on the last day.
  Program Methods: Evaluation
• We are asking all participants to read and sign a
  consent form giving us permission to see your

• Pre-, post-, and follow-up evaluations help us
  figure out what does and doesn’t work with the

• You don’t have to evaluate the program to be
  in the program, but your feedback does help!
         Consent/Assent Forms
Evaluation is research, and we have to follow rules.
• We need to tell you about the research
• We have to get permission to use the research

  1) Parental consent – Parents give us permission to
     evaluate minor children.
  2) Parent consent – Parents give us permission to
     use their evaluations.
  3) Teen assent – Teens gives us permission to use
      their evaluation.
             Consent Forms
Key points in all the consent forms:
Purpose of the research

  1) To find out what works in teen driver’s

  2) To understand what role parents play in
      teaching and supervising teen driving.
           Specific Procedures

• Evaluation before the program begins.

• Evaluation on the last day of the program.

• Track through the Bureau of Motor Vehicles the
  teen’s driving record each year for two years.
                 Benefits and Risks
We think your participation will improve driving skills

Risks are minimal
You or your teen may feel uncomfortable with some questions,
But you don’t have to answer questions that make you

While information gathered is confidential, we do need to
report to authorities any knowledge of injury to oneself or
another or report suspicion of child abuse and neglect.

Purdue University will not provide medical treatment or
financial compensation if your teen is injured or becomes ill.
            Any Questions??

• That is the important information on the front
  of the consent forms.

• If not, please initial and date at the bottom of
  the front page

• Turn the page over
Key points on the back page
• All information provided is held in strict

• Reports will not release personal
  identifying information

• All data is kept in a locked file cabinet
    Participation is Confidential
           and Voluntary

• You do not have to participate in the research

• If you participate/allow your teen to participate,
  you can withdraw participation at any time
  without penalty
                   Parent Consent Form

Note: Initial and Date
                         Parental Consent Form

Note: Initial and Date
                     Youth Assent Form

Note: Sign initials here
• Once you have read through the consent
  form(s) and the facilitator has discussed
  the main points, please sign and date.
• Now you are ready to complete the
• You will need to code your evaluation.
  This same code will be used for the post-
    Code Numbers for Evaluations
•   Each parent and each teen has their own code
•   First Letter of First Name
•   Last Letter of Last Name
•   First Letter of Month You Were Born
•   Number Representing Month You Were Born

• Ex: Sam Baker, born in December (12/12/1977)

                  Code = S R D 12
       Turning in Your Forms
• Make sure you have an initial and a
  signature and date on your consent form

• Make sure you have completed the front
  and back side of the evaluation

• Use the paperclip provided and secure
  parent, parental, and child assent form to
       Turning in Your Forms

• The facilitator will sign and date your consent
  forms as the Researcher.
• You will record your code next to your name on
  the code sheet.
• The code sheets, consent forms, and
  evaluations will all be placed in the self-
  addressed envelope and mailed to campus.
Drive Rite: Keys to Smart Driving

           First Workshop
        Why a Driver’s Education
• 6,000 teens die yearly
  from injuries sustained
  from car crashes (NHTSA)
• Teen driving-related
  crashes are the number
  one killer of U.S. teens
• Immaturity and
  inexperience are leading
  causes of teen driving-
  related injuries and deaths
         This is your program!

• We will all be learning together by sharing ideas
  and experiences
• Guest speakers will offer expert knowledge
• There is a lot of expertise already in the room!
                Logbook Kit

• Logbook, magnet, state map, driver’s manual, DVD
• What is commentary driving? (Let’s watch!)
• Commentary Driving Fact Sheet
           Ground Rules

• Helps the class run
• Guides the group
• Posted at each
• You decide!
              Lesson One
 Responsible Driving: A Reality Check

Session Goals:

• Define “responsible” driving.
• Identify elements of focused driving.
• Understand the interactions among
  thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Thought – Feeling – Behavior Model


BEHAVIOR                  THOUGHT

Mind Power = Focused Driving



Knowing Your Own State of Mind
Scenario One
You just had an argument with a friend who blamed you for
  everything, but you do not agree that you are totally to blame.

Scenario Two
Good news, you just found out that you are being recognized for
  something you have worked on long and hard. You can’t wait
  to get home and tell someone.

Scenario Three
You are driving along when you notice police, ambulance, and
  fire trucks on the shoulder of the road just in front of you.
Knowing Your Own State of Mind


BEHAVIOR               THOUGHT


• Homework is on the back of the Commentary
  Driving Fact Sheet

• Record events from the week and how they
  influence your thoughts, feelings and behavior

• Try to complete the homework this week so the
  lesson is fresh in your mind
             Parent Lessons

• The parent lessons provide opportunity for
  teaching and learning between sessions

• We recommend that you do Lesson One first,
  but the remaining lessons do not need to be
  completed in any certain order

• Work at your own pace; we recommend
  completing two parent lessons a month
            A Look Ahead…
                 Lesson Two
        Dealing with Driving Distractions

Session Goals:
• Identify factors leading to inattention or
  distracted driving.
• Demonstrate strategies for dealing with
• Recognize components of defensive driving in
  driver safety.
Next Drive Right Session
         • Date and Time
            • Location

• Complete the homework assignment
     • Practice, practice, practice
   • Call if you have any questions

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