The safety of physically disabled drivers
- Published: British Journal of Industrial Medicine 1966, 23, 177, 1966
- Authors: L. Ysander
- Date Added: 14 Feb 2013
- Last Update: 14 Feb 2013
To investigate the frequency of traffic RTIs for disabled drivers and compare to a control group.
Carried out in Sweden. Extensive investigation of licensing and RTI records of almost 500 individuals over a 10 year period. Due to practical considerations the control group could not be considered a representative sample for the disabled sub-populations.
The study found only three RTIs which may have been caused by the driver’s disability. This constitutes 0.6 per cent of all drivers investigated.
The frequency of all RTIs was 7.1 per cent in investigated and control series; serious RTIs 12.2 and 14.8 per cent in the investigated and control series respectively.
The study concludes that disabled drivers are not an increased hazard.
Disabled drivers, RTI frequency.
Although dated, this study considers records over a long period. The control group sample, although not ideal was matched as far as possible for age, sex and years’ driving experience.`