What factors account for age-related decline in hazard perception ability of older drivers?

Horswill, M. S., Marrington, S. A., McCullough, C. M., Wood, J., Pachana, N. A., McWilliam, J. and Raikos, M. (2009). What factors account for age-related decline in hazard perception ability of older drivers?. In: Dementia & Neuropsychologia. Abstracts of the IPA 2009 International Meeting (IPA Rio). IPA 2009: International Meeting of the International Psychogeriatric Association and the Third Congress of the Brazilian Association of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry. Brain Aging and Quality of Life, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (166-166). 4-7 May 2009.


Author Horswill, M. S.
Marrington, S. A.
McCullough, C. M.
Wood, J.
Pachana, N. A.
McWilliam, J.
Raikos, M.
Title of paper What factors account for age-related decline in hazard perception ability of older drivers?
Conference name IPA 2009: International Meeting of the International Psychogeriatric Association and the Third Congress of the Brazilian Association of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry. Brain Aging and Quality of Life
Conference location Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Conference dates 4-7 May 2009
Proceedings title Dementia & Neuropsychologia. Abstracts of the IPA 2009 International Meeting (IPA Rio)   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication São Paulo, Brazil
Publisher Associação Neurologia Cognitiva e do Comportamento
Publication Year 2009
Sub-type Poster
Open Access Status Link (no DOI)
ISSN 1980-5764
Volume 3
Issue 2
Start page 166
End page 166
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Hazard perception ability has been tied to crash risk in older adult populations. In this study a sample of 118 older Australian drivers aged 65+ completed a video-based hazard perception test and an assessment battery designed to measure aspects of cognitive ability, vision and simple reaction time as these might be linked with hazard perception ability. The data showed that hazard perception response times significantly increased with increasing age. However, it was also found that contrast sensitivity and Useful Field of View (UFOV) performance could in large part account for this age-related increase in hazard perception response times. Contrast sensitivity, UFOV and simple reaction time accounted for the variance in hazard perception, independent of one another and of individual differences in age. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.
Subjects 1103 Clinical Sciences
1701 Psychology
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes Published as Abstract 75.

 
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