Summaries and comments on an extensive volume of literature pertaining to licensing standards, medical and driving research on cardiovascular and neurological diseases and vehicular operation are presented. Also, the driving patterns of 12,101 North Carolina (NC) drivers suffering from neurological and cariovascular disorders are analyzed and compared to a random sample of 20,698 NC drivers. It was revealed that: drivers with cardiovascular and Neurological diseases differ significantly in their incidence of personal injury and property damage violations; the cardiovascular group shows no significant difference from the control group; the neurologically impaired drivers have personal injury accidents at a rate of 2.3 times that of the control group and a property damage accident rate 1.5 times that of the controls; and both disabled groups show a decreased incidence in alcohol related violations and appear no different from controls with regard to speeding and other common violations. It is suggested that only a small and unusually good portion of the impaired drivers may be reporting themselves as impaired at the of examination. Also, their exposure is less than the normal driving population, thus increasing the significance of their accident rates. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles and by North Carolina Office of the Governor's Highway Safety Coordinator.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Duke University

    National Driving Center
    Durham, NC  United States  27706
  • Authors:
    • McGrew, F A
    • Wallace, A G
    • Erwin, C W
    • Muth, F E
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 132 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM