REQUIREMENTS REGARDING DRIVERS; PSYCHOLOGICAL CHARACTERISTICS

KRAV TIL FOERERE; PSYKISKE EGENSKAPER

The aim of the report is to appraise the significance for traffic safety of different psychological characteristics of drivers, and the possibility and need of making requirements regarding these characteristics when licensing the driver. A person's typical way of behaviour is influenced by factors such as mental health, attitudes and personality. Empirical investigations indicate that drivers with mental illness have more accidents than other drivers. Several empirical investigations find significant relations between attitudes or personality traits of drivers and their accidents. Evaluations of drivers' mental capacity are connected to measurements of intelligence, reaction time, attention, coordination of movements and perceptual abilities. Since empirical investigations find a relation between low intelligence and high accident risk, it seems necessary to deny persons with too low intelligence a driver licence. Investigations find no or negligible relations between simple reaction time and accidents. /TRRL/

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    Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics

    Gransesvingen 7, P.O. Box 6110, Etterstad
    Oslo,   Norway  N-0602
  • Authors:
    • Glad, A
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Language

  • Norwegian

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 28 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00180014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM