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Kurrikulering vir die opleiding van ligtemotorvoertuigbestuurders in die RSA om brandstof te bespaar
Oosthuizen, Samuel Hendrik
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The oil crises in the nineteen seventies led to deliberate attempts to save fuel. The technological development of more energy efficient vehicles by motor manufacturers in leading overseas countries resulted in substantial fuel savings. Experts in this field however, feel that further large scale technological improvements in the manufacturing of motor vehicles during the nineties will not be cost effective. For this reason improved driver training is now being considered. In order to devise an appropriate strategy for the development of a driver training programme to promote fuel efficiency various curriculum development models were evaluated, and on the basis of the chosen model, the need for such a programme was further investigated. At present South Africa has no compulsory training for light motor vehicle drivers. Therefore the degree to which existing voluntary training programmes presented in South Africa include the development of fuel efficient driving techniques, was examined. In addition, effective fuel efficient driver training programmes from abroad were obtained and evaluated. These programmes were used to identify deficiencies in local programmes. On the basis of these investigations a set of guidelines was proposed for the formulation of a training programme to promote fuel efficiency on the part of light motor vehicle drivers. The training programme was devised with due consideration to the current state of driver training in the RSA, possible future developments, as well as the needs of various institutions which might use this programme. The completed training programme, consisting of a students' manual and a supplementary video tape, is presented in separate modules to be used either in their own right or on an integrated basis with existing training material. The students' manual and the supplementary video tape were subjected to critical evaluation by a panel of experts in terms of technical quality and content. It is suggested that the proposed programme could be implemented by the School Driver Education Programme, formal driver training schools as well as by individuals in association with the K53 system.