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RESEARCH STUDY

RESEARCH

Visual Standards in Commercial Driving

AUTHOR:

C.O. Adeoti, J.N. Ubah, M.A. Isawumi, A.O. Ashaye, I.O. Oluwatimilehin and R.A. Raji

SPONSOR/INSTITUTION:

YEAR PUBLISHED:

2007

PUBLICATION:

The Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal

KEY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The study area was based in the eye clinic of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Teaching Hospital.

  • A stratified random sample technique was used to select 99 drivers (198 eyes) from six motor park units.

  • Six drivers (6.1%) were visually impaired.

  • There were five cases of monocular blindness.

  • 20 (20.20%) drivers had accidents in the past, 24 (24.24%) could not read number plate at 20.5 meters, 6 (6.1%) were color blind while 36 had visual field loss within 120 degrees horizontally.