Vision and Driving: Selective Effect of Optical Blur on Different Driving Tasks

@article{Higgins1998VisionAD,
  title={Vision and Driving: Selective Effect of Optical Blur on Different Driving Tasks},
  author={Kent E. Higgins and Joanne M. Wood and Alan Tait},
  journal={Human factors},
  year={1998},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={224-32}
}
A test of static (high-contrast) visual acuity is the most prevalent vision test used to screen driver license applicants worldwide, even though research has largely failed to provide convincing empirical evidence for its role in traffic accidents. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the effect of visual acuity degradation on different components of the driving task. Participants were 24 young licensed drivers (15 men, 9 women) with normal vision. Driving performance was measured while… CONTINUE READING