REPEATING THE DRIVING TEST AS A MEANS FOR ASSESSING THE DRIVING FITNESS OF OLD AND SICK DRIVERS (CASE STUDY ON 174 APPLICANTS FROM 1960 TO MID-1975)

DIE WIEDERHOLUNG DER FAHRPRUEFUNG ALS MITTEL ZUR BEURTEILUNG DER WEITEREN FAHRTAUGLICHKEIT BEI ALTEN UND KRANKEN LENKERN (FALLSTUDIE AN 174 PETENTEN VOM 1960 - MITTE 1975)

The results of an obligatory renewal of the driving test were established for 174 applicants, including traffic behaviour before and after the check-up at the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the University of Zurich. Barley 30% of the applicants passed the driving test successfully; the older applicants especially went frequently without a driving licence of their own free will. A lowering of traffic offences could be shown after passing the test (for infringements and accidents), so that the traffic behaviour was similar to that of comparative healthy people. For assessing driving fitness, especially for older and psychologically altered people, the obligatory renewal of the driving test appears to be a useful criterion. /TRRL/

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    Tetzlaff Verlag GmbH

    Havelstrosse 9, Postfach 4006
    D-6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Seige, U E
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00195219
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM