DETERMINATION OF VISUAL PERFORMANCE IN RELATION TO DEFINED DRIVER BEHAVIOUR CRITERIA

BESTIMMUNG DER VISUELLEN AUFFASSUNGSLEISTUNG IN ABHAENGIGKEIT ZU BESTIMMTEN FAHRVERHALTENSKRITERIEN

THE AREA OF VISUAL PERCEPTION SEEMS IN PART TO DETERMINE INDIVIDUAL DRIVER BEHAVIOUR. IT CAN BE ASSUMED THAT PEOPLE WITH POOR VISUAL PERFORMANCE BEHAVE DIFFERENTLY FROM THOSE WITH A HIGH VISUAL PERFORMANCE. IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT AN EXAMINATION BE MADE OF THE EFFECTS OF THESE DIFFERENCES IN VISUAL PERFORMANCE ON BEHAVIOUR. SEVERAL METHODS OF TESTING VISION WERE USED, INCLUDING THOSE TO DETERMINE DYNAMIC VISUAL ACUITY AND INDIVIDUAL VISUAL PERCEPTION. THE RELATION BETWEEN VISUAL PERCEPTION AND OTHER QUALITIES SPECIFIC TO DRIVING IS BEING CHECKED IN THE FIRST PART OF THE WORK. IN THE SECOND PART THE BEHAVIOUR OF SELECTED GROUPS OF PEOPLE IS BEING RECORDED IN A DRIVING TEST ON A STANDARD OBSERVATION SECTION OF ROAD. TEST SUBJECTS HAVING HIGH VISUAL CAPACITY ARE BEING COMPARED IN A NEW KIND OF DRIVING TEST WITH THOSE WITH LOW VISUAL CAPACITY TO ESTABLISH CERTAIN BEHAVIOURAL CRITERIA. STATISTICAL METHODS ARE BEING USED TO INTERPRET THE RESULTS.