adinigel wrote:Cunobelin wrote:The standard of driving instructor speaks for itself.
Now one must wonder if these "skills" and poor attitude are being passed on to their pupils?
Sorry, I have only just followed the link you gave. Probably a bit late now, but did you report this <i>[rude word removed]</i> to the AA? They would have been VERY interested and would definately have investigated it.Cunobelin wrote:....Where the application of psychometric testing has been used following accidents or speeding offences the number of accidents has been gretly decreased. Arriva claimed a 50% reduction at the depots where they used this technique.....
Is psychometric testing all they did? Or did the testing highlight the more dangerous cases and they then given some sort of defensive driving course? I'm not sure how psychometric testing on it's own would work.
Many companies have shown a significant reduction in costs (accidents, fuel & maintenance) after implementing some sort of driver training. Often the two methods can work in tandem.
Not my video - it was from a discussion on another forum - the AA were not greatly impressed with their instructor and the publicity it gained
Secondly the testing was two fold, firstly as part of recruitment and secondly following accidents or complaints.
This is why it is such a useful tool as it can identify the risk takers and identify required remedial training. Of course it is always avoided in discussion as it is is uncomfortable for some drivers.
However given the benefits proven from fleet drivers and risks the potential for reduction in the public is immense.
If the figures are anywhere near as successful as in fleet use, testing all speeding, parking, red light and other offences has the potential to reduce accidents and injuries by a large margin.
However note the reluctance to discuss or recognise this potential.