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Document ID (ISN)73688
CIS number 99-1679
ISSN - Serial title 0001-4575 - Accident Analysis and Prevention
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Maag U., Vanasse C., Dionne G., Laberge-Nadeau C.
Title Taxi drivers' accidents: How binocular vision problems are related to their rate and severity in terms of the number of victims
Bibliographic information Mar. 1997, Vol.29, No.2, p.217-224. 19 ref.
Abstract The effect of binocular vision problems on the frequency of taxi driver crashes was investigated and the distribution of the number of victims per crash (dead or injured) estimated. Data and models allowed the simultaneous consideration of many variables: age, medical condition, exposure factors measured by distance driven and time behind the wheel, qualitative risk factors, other characteristics of the driver, and crash circumstances. Results show that taxi drivers have a large average number of crashes per year, and those with binocular vision problems have even more but not more severe in terms of the number of victims. The driver's past record (number of crashes and demerit points in the previous year) is a significant predictor of the number of crashes. Age is associated significantly with the number and the severity of crashes, with older drivers having a better record than the youngest group (30 years old or less). Topics: age-linked differences; analysis of accident causes; drivers; mathematical models; night work; occupational accidents; risk factors; road transport; severity rates; taxis; visual function disorders; work time schedules.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; visual function disorders; road transport; taxis; drivers
Descriptors (secondary) analysis of accident causes; night work; work time schedules; severity rates; age-linked differences; mathematical models; risk factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Road transportation
Diseases of the eye and vision damage