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Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

An investigation for elderly drivers’ experiences of driving accidents and penalties after cognitive perceptual assessment for driving

4th International Conference and Exhibition on Neurology & Therapeutics

July 27-29, 2015 Rome, Italy

Dong A Kim

Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol

Abstract :

Objective: The present study was to investigate the actual experiences of driving accidents and penalties of the elderly drivers
who took the CPAD (cognitive perceptual assessment for driving) test.
Method: We attained the data for 168 elderly drivers including their CPAD scores, and incidents of traffic accidents and fines
from the Road Traffic Authority and National Police Agency.
Result: The mean age of the drivers was 70.25±4.1 and their mean CPAD scores was 52.75±4.72. The drivers age was negatively
related with CPAD score; that is, the older the driver, the lower the CPAD score (p<0.001), Gender difference was not shown in
CPAD scores. The pass group of the test had experienced more traffic accidents (3.6%) compared to the group that did not pass
the test (10.6%). However, incidence rates of traffic fines were not significantly different between the pass and non-pass groups.
Conclusion: We demonstrated that the CPAD was a good tool for evaluating elderly drivers safe driving capabilities and
screening age-related cognitive and perceptual deficits related to driving.