Self-Regulation of Driving and Older Drivers' Functional Abilities

The aim of this paper was to aid in the identification of risk factors for inadequate self-regulation of driving behavior by older drivers. A sample of 90 adults aged between 60-91 years of age completed a questionnaire about their driving behavior, a battery of functional tests, and a structured on-road test. Comparisons were made between the functional tests most strongly related to on-road driving performance and the functional tests most strongly related to self-regulation. Self-reported avoidance of difficult driving situations was used as an index of self-regulation of driving behavior. It was concluded that self-regulation of driving behavior is inadequate among older drivers with poor contrast sensitivity, poor speed of information processing, and poor visuospatial ability.

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  • Authors:
    • Baldock, M R J
    • Mathias, Jane L
    • McLean, Jack
    • Berndt, A
  • Publication Date: 2006


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 53-70
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  • Accession Number: 01052275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 29 2007 3:21PM