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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Driving Blind - The Effects of Vision on Driving Safety and Performance

AUTHOR:

Dr Mark S. Young

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

Ergonomics Research Group School of Engineering and Design Brunel University

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2011

PUBLICATION:

RSA

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

This paper defines and compares the necessary visual performance to drive safely versus the visual exam required to pass the license test. The paper’s findings suggest that other tests of eyesight beyond visual acuity may be more appropriate for driver licensing.