Interaction between visual status, driver age and distracters on daytime driving performance

Wood, J., Chaparro, A. and Hickson, L. (2009) Interaction between visual status, driver age and distracters on daytime driving performance. Vision Research, 49 17: 2225-2231. doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.06.017


Author Wood, J.
Chaparro, A.
Hickson, L.
Title Interaction between visual status, driver age and distracters on daytime driving performance
Journal name Vision Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0042-6989
1878-5646
Publication date 2009-01-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.visres.2009.06.017
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 49
Issue 17
Start page 2225
End page 2231
Total pages 7
Editor Levi, D M
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Language eng
Subject 920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
C1
Abstract This study investigated the effects of visual status, driver age and the presence of secondary distracter tasks on driving performance. Twenty young (M = 26.8 years) and 19 old (M = 70.2 years) participants drove around a closed-road circuit under three visual (normal, simulated cataracts, blur) and three distracter conditions (none, visual, auditory). Simulated visual impairment, increased driver age and the presence of a distracter task detrimentally affected all measures of driving performance except gap judgments and lane keeping. Significant interaction effects were evident between visual status, age and distracters; simulated cataracts had the most negative impact on performance in the presence of visual distracters and a more negative impact for older drivers. The implications of these findings for driving behaviour and acquisition of driving-related information for people with common visual impairments are discussed. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Driving
Visual impairment
Age
Distracters
MOTOR-VEHICLE COLLISIONS
SALISBURY EYE EVALUATION
OLDER-ADULTS
CATARACT-SURGERY
POSTURAL STABILITY
FIELD LOSS
IMPAIRMENT
RISK
VISION
GLAUCOMA
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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