Assessment of older drivers.
As concern increases about the safety of the aging driver, it is clear that the principal goal of assessment is to identify the unsafe driver and provide effective medical and rehabilitative services to enable the resumption of safe driving.
When adequate restorative therapy is not possible, it is necessary to restrict or revoke the privilege of driving.
Assessment also can reassure the safe older driver that he or she can continue operating a motor vehicle without restrictions.
The process of assessing the older driver is best accomplished through the collaboration of health professionals and governmental agencies.
The former identify and treat, if possible, medical conditions that may pose threats to safe driving; the latter establish guidelines of competency for driving tasks.
Mots-clés Pascal : Conduite véhicule, Evaluation, Vieillard, Homme, Risque, Accident circulation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Vehicle driving, Evaluation, Elderly, Human, Risk, Traffic accident
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0464622
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 199406.