THE NECESSITY OF TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY DRIVING ABILITY TESTS FOR OLDER DRIVERS? DISCUSSION ON THE PROBLEMS OF: AGE - DRIVING - DRIVING APTITUDE

NOTWENDIGKEIT VERKEHRSPSYCHOLOGISCHER FAHRTAUGLICHKEITSUNTERSUCHUNGEN FUER ALTERNDE KRAFTFAHRER? DISKUSSION ZUM PROBLEMKREIS: LEBENSALTER - FAHRERFAHRUNG - FAHRTAUGLICHKEIT.

FROM TRAFFIC STATISTICS IT IS EVIDENT THAT, AFTER YOUNGER DRIVERS IN THE 18-25 YEARS AGE GROUP, OLDER DRIVERS IN THEIR 60'S, ARE THE NEXT HIGHEST "AT RISK" GROUP. AGE RELATED WEAKNESSES IN THE FIELDS OF ADAPTABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY INFLUENCE DOCTORS IN TRAFFIC-PSYCHOLOGY DRIVING APTITUDE TESTS. AS INDICATORS FOR SUCH DECISIONS, THE FOLLOWING ARE LISTED: SPEECH ODDITIES, INTELLECTUAL AGEING SYMPTOMS, AGE DEPENDENT ACTIVITY AND STIMULUS VARIATIONS OR LOSSES, AGE ECCENTRICITY AND AGE-DEPENDENT LOSS OF REALITY IN SELF CONTROL. FOR APPLICANTS FOR DRIVING LICENCES OF 65 YEARS OR OVER, TRAFFIC-PSYCHOLOGY DRIVING APTITUDE TESTS ARE RECOMMENDED.

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  • Accession Number: 01300331
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 7:48AM