During the past years several extensive, empirical investigations have studied the relation between vision of drivers and accidents. A review of these investigations shows that several such relations exist, although they seem to be weak. The most important reasons for this are probably unsuitable statistical methods and/or the characteristics of the sample, e.g. the sample consists of drivers who already are screened for visual defects and not the fact that vision is of minor importance for safe driving. The most interesting visual functions from a safety point of view are discussed: static visual acuity, visual field, dynamic visual acuity, perception of movements in depth and lateral movements, visual abilities in the dark. /TRRL/

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    Norwegian Institute of Transport Economics

    Gransesvingen 7, P.O. Box 6110, Etterstad
    Oslo,   Norway  N-0602
  • Authors:
    • Saetersdal, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-3


  • Norwegian

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

  • Accession Number: 00180015
  • 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