Friday, March 6, 2009

Dementia and transport driving

Drivers with dementia may have a higher accident risk than comparable drivers without dementia, but the results of studies are ambiguous, as are those linking neuropsychological impairments to driving safety. This study sought to identify neuropsychological tests that could identify dementia patients who are not safe to drive, and to develop a brief test procedure for screening their driving safety.

Defining the Drink Driver

Drink driving has consistently been shown to be associated with a range of risk factors.
  • Male, young age, low socio-economic background
  • Problems with alcohol consumption and high levels of alcohol use
  • Poor knowledge and deviant attitudes toward drink driving
  • Extensive histories of criminal and traffic convictions

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