Association between Higher Order Visual Processing Abilities and a History of Motor Vehicle Collision Involvement by Drivers Ages 70 and Over

This study examines the association between higher order visual processing impairment and their motor vehicle collision rate over the previous five years in drivers seventy years old or more. Higher order visual processing screening tests were administered. Earlier research had connected impaired performance on these tests with involvement in motor vehicle collisions. The tests approximated visual processing speed and assessed problem solving, executive function, and working memory. Involvement in motor vehicle collisions was found through accident reports from the Alabama Department of Public Safety, and the Driving Habits Questionnaire determined driving exposure. The authors found that motor vehicle collision rates were significantly higher for older drivers who exhibited impairments in the visual processing tests.


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  • Accession Number: 01490637
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 2013 3:03PM