PHYSICIAN REPORTING OF DRIVER IMPAIRMENT

The author gives evidence to suggest that physical and mental impairment is a serious factor in road accidents. However it is often difficult to recognise the impairment and licensing authorities sometimes have to wait months or years before it is discovered. Most authorities are required to determine safe driving performance and try to set up criteria to identify points at which physical and mental impairment become critical. Physicians should only be asked to report conditions that are serious. Driving licences should be renewed in person. Advisory boards should offer guidance and advice to the licensing agency. The public should be made more aware of the relationship of impairment with driving safety. /TRRL/

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    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86

    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Authors:
    • Hames, L N
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 62-63
  • Serial:
    • Journal of traffic medicine
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine
    • ISSN: 0345-5564

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM