An Exploratory Study on the Predictive Elements of Passing On-the-Road Tests for Disabled Persons

The objective of this study was to identify the specific elements of the on-the-road evaluation that contributed to predicting a pass or fail decision by the Occupational Therapist and Driving Instructor for drivers with medical impairments presenting to a Driver Rehabilitation Assessment program in Ontario, Canada. It was hypothesized that cognitive elements would predict failure for participants with cognitive disabilities and physical elements would predict failure for those with physical disabilities. The predictors for pass or failure of a comprehensive on-road driving assessment for drivers with significant physical and/or cognitive impairment are related to cognitive components of on-road driving assessment at other evaluation sites. Of the 11 elements considered, specific cognitive ones such as scanning, observing pedestrians, and proper stopping position tend to contribute more to the prediction of pass or fail than others, and they should be included as components by other Driving Assessment Programs..

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    • Marshall, Shawn
    • Man-Son-Hing, Malcolm
    • Molnar, Frank
    • Hunt, Lynn
    • Finestone, Hillel
  • Publication Date: 2005-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01004188
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 20 2005 9:07AM