THE MONOCULAR DRIVER

With respect to monocular vision, the Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety has recently conducted a comprehensive literature survey and analysis of this subject. The purpose of this survey is to identify and examine the visual deficiencies, if any, of the monocular driver while concurrently assessing the continued validity of the present minimum visual requirements contained in the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. The Bureau designated three areas of importance relevant to the monocular driver: (1) the effect of monocular vision on the visual functions; (2) the physchological effect of monocular vision on performance of the driving functions; and (3) the relation of drivers with monocular vision to road accidents. Having analyzed the available physiological, psychological, and accident data relevant to drivers with monocular vision, it is the Bureau's judgment that the present visual standards in the Motor Carrier Safety Regulations are fully justified. The results of this study fail to support any relaxation of our present visual requirements. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Motor Carrier Safety

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bleakley, R L
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 29 1977 12:00AM