Kinetic visual acuity has been defined as the central or parafoveal visual acuity for a moving object approaching the eyes perpendicularly towards the subject's face. Research in Japan, where the test instrument was developed, has suggested that it is more relevant to the driving task than static visual acuity. This paper persents data on the effects of alcohol and certain psychotropic drugs upon kinetic visual acuity. In general, a decrement in performance was obtained; the extent of the decrement being dependent on several independent variables. The practical implications of the results in terms of the real driving task are discussed and the value of the test instrument is assessed. /Author/SRIS/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of First International Congress on Vision and Road Safety, Paris, France, February, 11-13, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association for Accident and Traffic Medicine

    Huddinge University Hospital Center, Traffic Medicine Center
    Stockholm,   Sweden  141 86
  • Authors:
    • CLAYTON, A B
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

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  • Accession Number: 00153838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1977 12:00AM