THE DRIVING OF MOTOR VEHICLES BY DEAF PERSONS

HET BESTUREN' VAN MOTORVOERTUIGEN DOOR DOVEN

After a short introduction the measures taken by different governments to decrease the driving of motor vehicles by deaf people are reviewed. In the Netherlands such measures have never been in force. A summary is given of the most important research on the relation between deafness and traffic safety. The results of these researches are not in agreement and they do not give any insight into the mechanisms which play a role in this relation. It is shown that there is little evidence for the theoretical mechanisms. The lack of limitation in the Netherlands on the issue of driving licences for deaf and dumb people is shown to be justified. The possibility of research to increase traffic safety for deaf people, possibly by use of simulators, is discussed. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ebben (JJB)

    9 Tarbatstraat
    Helmond,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00155950
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM