A survey was conducted to gain insight into the reasons older persons decide to give up driving. The survey focused on vision. The relationship between visual deficiencies and driving status was probed by asking older people about the problems they encountered while performing routine visual tasks. The results showed that older persons who had recently given up driving reported more visual problems than did their driving counterparts. These problems related to difficulities in dynamic vision, visual processing speed, visual search, light sensitivity, and near vision. The results suggested that older persons are sensitive to their own visual deficits and that this awareness influences decisions about driving.

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    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Kosnik, W D
    • Sekuler, R
    • Kline, D W
  • Publication Date: 1990-8

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 597-608
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  • Accession Number: 00603398
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM