ARE TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF TRAFFIC FITNESS OF AGING DRIVERS NECESSARY?

NOTWENDIGKEIT VERKEHRSPSYCHOLOGISCHER FAHRTAUGLICHKEITSUNTER-SUCHUNGEN FUR ALTERNDE KRAFTFAHRER?

According to traffic statistical investigations, youthful drives between 18 and 25 yr of age and aging drivers after the age of 60 pass for a risk group. Lack of adaptability and flexibility because of old age leads physicians to refer drivers to traffic psychological fitness examinations. Indications for such referrals are striking manners to converse caused by old age, intellectual age symptoms, variations and loss of activity and impulse caused by old age, selfcenteredness due to old age and loss of reality in selfcontrol. Generally, it is suggested that applicants for a driving license must undergo traffic psychological fitness examinations from their 65th yr of age. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transpress VEB Verlag fuer Verkehrswesen

    Franzoesische Strasse 13/14, Postfach 1235
    108 Berlin,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Wolff, H
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00178729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM