Level of Neurotic Disorders Among Drivers Causing Traffic Accidents

Stepen Neurotskog Vozaca Izazivaca Saobracajnih Nesreca

This article reports on a study of 30 automobile drivers who had been found to be responsible for causing a traffic accident. The authors consider how different aspects of driver personality may affect traffic safety. For example, extended driver reaction time causes deceleration of the reflexes, which is a major cause of traffic accidents. The study used the Cornell index to measure the level of neurotic disorder in these 30 drivers and to compare them with results of controls (drivers not responsible for traffic accidents). Reaction time was measured and compared among subjects with normal results of the Cornell test and those with pathological findings. In the group of drivers with normal results on the Cornell index, fewer than one-third caused traffic accidents. In the group of drivers with increased level of neurotic disorder, more than 70% were responsible for a traffic accident. Results showed that drivers causing traffic accidents had significantly higher Cornell index scores than drivers not responsible for traffic accidents. Drivers with pathological results of Cornell index also showed a significantly longer reaction time, which has been correlated with increased risk of accident.

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  • Authors:
    • Predrag, Duric
    • Filipovic, Danka
  • Publication Date: 2007-7


  • English
  • Croatian

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 365-371
  • Serial:
    • Medicinski Pregled
    • Volume: 60
    • Issue Number: 7-8
    • Publisher: Drustvo Lekara Vojvodine
    • ISSN: 0025-8105

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01108935
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2008 4:11PM