The Effectiveness of Driver Education Co-Curriculum in Reducing Accidents Among Young Drivers

Nur Farizan Tarudin, Muhammad Akmal Asyraaf, Tengku Nurul Aishah, Nurul Elma Kordi


Nowadays, road injuries and fatalities are growing concern in almost all country. Although there are many actions taken to reduce the fatality rate, the number of recorded accident kept on rising each day and there are many explanations of why the accident kept happening. In Malaysia particularly, most of the road accident was linked to the rapid growth in young drivers’ population. Many multiple bodies have been formed within the government departments, private agencies and voluntary agencies to cope with issues of road accidents in order to educate and spread road safety awareness to the young drivers especially with the establishment of driving academy. Hence, this paper attempts to demonstrate the effectiveness of existing driver education co-curriculum in reducing the number of accidents among young drivers through its education syllabus, regulations standard, driving academy facilities and knowledge of the trainer. A survey instrument is used as the basis for collecting data pertaining to the effectiveness of driver education co-curriculum. This method is to determine empirical evidence in finding the users’ experiences and views in the current co-curriculum. It is believed that with proper driver education co-curriculum would help in reducing the road accident, especially for young drivers. From the study, the syllabus of driver education is the most effective in providing young driver guidelines to reduce their risk of accident. On one part, governance related body should play its role in monitoring and making improvement in their regulations to tackle the issues.


Young Drivers, Education, Co-curriculum, Accidents

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