IDAC is a leading and most competitive organization engaged in drivers enhancement programme and operating throughout the nation. Our principal activities include Research & Development, Safety Assessment and Training programme for driver’s community. We have customized our scientific approach for all categories of drivers including Road and Rail sector. We follow scientific and systematic approach to explore the weaknesses and strengthen the abilities of an individual, which lead towards ultimate success, extreme satisfaction and actual safety.
We carried out a study using Vienna Test System for the drivers of Chandigarh Transport Department. The objective of this study was to assess the psycho physical traits of the goods vehicle drivers. The study was conducted in August’2014 for a period of one week.
In total 349 commercial drivers and 335 Non Commercial drivers were assessed. The results revealed that compulsory psychometric assessment and cognitive and behavioural training is required for the drivers.
This study was carried out jointly by CRRI and IDAC. The objective of this study is to assess the psycho physical traits of the goods vehicle drivers. This study was conducted in August 2014. The sample selection took almost a week. In total 535 drivers were assessed.
Based on the findings of this limited study it can be concluded that it is worthwhile to carry out special screening and training of the goods vehicle drivers.
The main objective of the study is to identify areas that are crucial for driving and thus aid in increasing road safety in the country. The attributes identified in this study are alphabetically listed below:
This programme was conducted in October 2014 fo4 Days in Bahadurgarh (Haryana) and Wazirabad (Delhi). In total 116 drivers were assessed. The result revealed that to reach to the desired level training in the area of Reaction Time, Alertness, Concentration and Attention is must.
We have also conducted an exclusive Drivers’ Training Programme for 3000 cab drivers for the prestigious CWG 2010 in association with Tata Motors Ltd., official vehicle sponsor for CWG 2010. Drivers were trained in the area of behavioral skills, driving skills, and attitude.
We assessed 535 drivers by using Vienna Test System to identify areas that are crucial for driving and thus aid in increasing road safety in the country.
We assessed Approx. 1000 drivers by using Vienna Test System to identify the safety behavior and driving related traits of personality.
In February 2015, 3 Days Programme was conducted in association with CRRI in Alwar (Rajasthan). The drivers were assessed on Reaction time and were trained on the driving skills as well.
We trained more than 4000 E –Rickshaw drivers on behavioral skills training.
JMRC got associated with us for the recruitment solution. All the drivers were supposed to undergo through the psychological assessment during the recruitment process. The drivers were assessed on the driving skills, behavioral skills, intelligence, and other cognitive skills.
a) In September 2014, we conducted 3 Days Safety Assessment based Training Programme in Shakurbasti. In this project 20 Loco Pilots. All the Loco Pilots were assessed on Reaction Time, Reactive Stress Tolerance, Gaining an Overview/Observation, Concentration, Attention and Alertness through Vienna Test System. Post assessment they underwent through Two Days Cognitive (CogniPlus) and Behavioural Training programme and in the third stage (Post Training) all the drivers were again assessed on the above mentioned dimension through Vienna Test System.
b) In October 2014, we conducted this pilot project in Tughlakabad (Delhi) for 6 Days. In total 100 Loco Pilots were assessed and trained. The programme was executed on the same lines as in Shakurbasti.
In overall analysis, It can be easily predict that post conduction of the training Loco Pilot’s scores on all the dimension i.e. Reaction Time, Reactive Stress Tolerance, Concentration, Observation and Attention were improved through Cognitive and Behavioral training programme of LOCO Pilots.
a) This project was conducted in September 2014 and 60Loco Pilots were assessed and trained during this programme. The programme was conducted for a week.
b) Again in November 2014, 3 Days programme was conducted and 35 loco pilots. All the Loco Pilots were assessed on Reaction Time, Reactive Stress Tolerance, Gaining an Overview/Observation, Concentration, Attention and Alertness through Vienna Test System. Post assessment they have undergone through Two Days Cognitive (CogniPlus) and Behavioral Training Programme and in the third stage (Post Training) all the drivers were assessed on the above mentioned dimension through Vienna Test System. Post conduction of the entire programme which includes Pre-Training, Training, and Post-Training Assessment.
After the conduction of pilot projects Western Railways invited us to conduct the safety Assessment based Training Programme for 140 Loco Pilots and Motormen located in Virar and Vadodara. The programme was conducted for a week but two teams were working in parallel.
In 2015, for Mahindra’s Transport Excellence Award, we conducted the driver’s assessment programme to select the winner for the best driver category. This programme was conducted in 8 different states of India and 9 locations were covered. Approx. 1900 heavy commercial drivers were assessed during this programme.
On every location a driver went through the following five stages:
We selected the best drivers after analyzing their score on traffic rule test, psychomotor test and psychometric test. Finally list of best drivers were handed over to Mahindra.
We are presently working on a World Bank funded project for Public Works Department, Government of Rajasthan. This project is an ongoing project and will end in December 2018. This project is focused on Road safety Education and Awareness Programme, in which we will be covering approx. 1850 Gram Panchayats and 52 Panchayat Samitis of Jaipur.
The aim is to understand the major reasons of accidents in the state of Rajasthan and reduce the mortality rate by creating awareness and education the general public.
We are designing and using many tools for the Rajasthan Project for e.g. Survey Questionnaires, Observations Schedules, Posters, Leaflets, Posters, Slogans, Radio Shows, TV Shows, Documentary Films, Puppet/theatre shows, Road Shows, Give-aways, Handouts, and Manuals etc.