Pennsylvania's driver re-examination program, operating since the early 1960's, currently requires physical re-examination and vision tests of approximately 6000 license holders over age 45 per month. Drivers are selected on a prioritized basis, using age and years since last re-examination as the principal criteria. The research described in this report has found that the re-examination program is effective in discovering medical and vision conditions that require remediation, restrictions on driving, or withdrawal of operating privileges, especially among drivers age 60 or older. Vision problems are the most frequent reasons for new restrictions and re-examination failure. It is recommended that the program be continued. Vision testing as part of license renewal at photo license centers was pilot tested and found to be feasible. Improved computer procedures for selection of drivers for re-examination and for the analysis of re-examination program statistics were developed and presented in a training session. A User's Guide of computer programs is a companion document to this report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ketron, Incorporated

    Cambridge Facility, One Broadway
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

    Office of Research and Special Studies, P.O. Box 2926
    Harrisburg, PA  United States  17120

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Freedman, M
    • Decina, L E
    • Knoebel, K Y
  • Publication Date: 1986-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 124 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00457014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RR 84-7, 3807
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:38PM