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Assessment of Driver Vision Functions in Relation to their Crash Involvement in India


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1 Department of Civil Engineering, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, India
2 Traffic Engineering and Safety Division, Central Road Research Institute, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 025, India
3 Central Institute of Road Transport, Pune 411 026, India
4 Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620 015, India
 

Among the human factors that influence safe driving, visual skills of the driver can be considered fundamental. This study mainly focuses on investigating the effect of visual functions of drivers in India on their road crash involvement. Experiments were conducted to assess vision functions of Indian licensed drivers belonging to various organizations, age groups and driving experience. The test results were further related to the crash involvement histories of drivers through statistical tools. A generalized linear model was developed to ascertain the influence of these traits on propensity of crash involvement. Among the sampled drivers, colour vision, vertical field of vision, depth perception, contrast sensitivity, acuity and phoria were found to influence their crash involvement rates. In India, there are no efficient standards and testing methods to assess the visual capabilities of drivers during their licensing process and this study highlights the need for the same.

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Crash Involvement, Driver Licensing, Generalized Linear Modelling, Visual Functions.
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Authors

Ashish Verma
Department of Civil Engineering, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, India
Neelima Chakrabarty
Traffic Engineering and Safety Division, Central Road Research Institute, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 025, India
S. Velmurugan
Traffic Engineering and Safety Division, Central Road Research Institute, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110 025, India
B. Prithvi Bhat
Central Institute of Road Transport, Pune 411 026, India
H. D. Dinesh Kumar
Department of Civil Engineering, Sustainable Transportation and Urban Planning, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru 560 012, India
B. Nishanthi
Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620 015, India

Abstract


Among the human factors that influence safe driving, visual skills of the driver can be considered fundamental. This study mainly focuses on investigating the effect of visual functions of drivers in India on their road crash involvement. Experiments were conducted to assess vision functions of Indian licensed drivers belonging to various organizations, age groups and driving experience. The test results were further related to the crash involvement histories of drivers through statistical tools. A generalized linear model was developed to ascertain the influence of these traits on propensity of crash involvement. Among the sampled drivers, colour vision, vertical field of vision, depth perception, contrast sensitivity, acuity and phoria were found to influence their crash involvement rates. In India, there are no efficient standards and testing methods to assess the visual capabilities of drivers during their licensing process and this study highlights the need for the same.

Keywords


Crash Involvement, Driver Licensing, Generalized Linear Modelling, Visual Functions.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18520/cs%2Fv110%2Fi6%2F1063-1072