This paper identifies four groups of drivers who require special licensing approaches and for each group describes the deficiency of driver licensing testing procedures for identifying their capacity to drive safely. The groups are as follows: (1) persons who are basically unskilled; (2) those who are skilled but inexperienced; (3) those who create demanding situations, including problem drinkers, sociopaths, and those with serious medical impairment; and (4) those who lack spare capacity to respond effectively to demanding driving situations. Methods are suggested for identifying these groups, and appropriate measures for their driver licensing control are proposed.

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  • Authors:
    • Waller, Julian A
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    • Vanosdall, Frederick E
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00095900
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-016 656
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1983 12:00AM