It is difficult to decide to what extent a prevailing medical condition may have contributed to faulty decisions on actions on the part of the road user. This, coupled with the ethical problems of the selection (screening) of certain high risk groups, and with the difficulties encountered when one tries to estimate the accident proneness caused by certain ailments, requires exercise of the greatest possible care in screening activities. In the Netherlands only very serious cases are refused a medical certificate prior to obtaining a driver's licence. Judging from the state of the art in these areas of scientific research human factors expertise should be taken very seriously, and criteria of acceptance of such evidence in addition to the usual medical expertise should be established without delay. An overview is given of the medical screening for driver licensing in the Netherlands. It is stressed that certain doubtful cases should be examined by behavioural scientists rather than by medical specialists only. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Instituut voor Experimentele Psychologie

    P.O. Box 14
    Haren-GR,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Michon, J A
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137657
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 75 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM