Age and Visual Impairment Decrease Driving Performance as Measured on a Closed-Road Circuit
Wood, J.M.
Publication: SAGE Journals
  • The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hypothesis that visual impairment and age can significantly impair driving performance for a sample of licensed drivers.
  • This was a case control study which included 139 licensed drivers.
  • Age and visual impairment had a detrimental effect on recognition tasks.
  • Age and visual impairment also had a detrimental effect time to complete driving tasks.
  • Age and visual impairment also had a detrimental effect manoeuvring ability, divided attention, and an overall driving performance index.
  • Driving performance decreased with age and this was exacerbated when drivers had visual impairment.

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