People with TBI are much slower than individuals without TBI, but reaction time is not predictive of on-the-road driving performance (Stokx & Gaillard, 1986).
Positive correlations exist between inability to return to driving and persistent visual problems, certain motor difficulties, an estimated post-injury IQ of 80 or less, failure on a driver simulation test, and post-traumatic amnesia of 11 weeks or longer (Hopewell, 1988).
Although individuals with and without TBI committed the same number of errors in the standardized on-the-road driving test, the errors of individuals with TBI are considered more serious.
As part of the announcement at Leon High School, Sprint Nextel unveiled a series of television public service announcements starring NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers Kyle Busch, Travis Kvapil and Kasey Kahne, which promote the Focus on Driving program and the importance of attentive driving.
When you get behind the wheel, whether you're driving 180 miles per hour at a NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race or 35 miles per hour on the way to the grocery store, there's no room for distractions," commented Busch, who, at age 20, is the youngest driver in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.
Sprint's Focus on Driving program helps teen drivers identify these distractions and gives them tips to minimize or eliminate those distractions altogether.
Their software allows the assessment of normal and potentially hazardous driving
In 1999, 16- and 17-year-old teens driving with no passengers were involved in 1.
According to 2001 IIHS data, more than a quarter (27 percent) of all teen driving deaths, ages 16-19, occur between the hours of 9 p.
Statistics from law enforcement agencies and the California Highway Patrol indicate that "road rage" and reckless driving have increased in the Golden State over the last five years.
The book also provides information on how to maximize use of vehicle safety systems, contains sample parent-teen driving contracts, discusses how growing older can affect driving and offers tips on how to prevent involvement in road rage incidents," added Mazor.
James, who has consulted on aggressive driving measures in other cities and states, said San Antonio is not alone in experiencing increasing levels of aggressive driving.
The survey results indicate a lack of awareness on the part of many drivers that everyone, at some point, is driving aggressively," added Dr.
Today, Sierra On-Line, part of the Cendant Software family, announced the availability of Driver's Education '99, the fun, safe driving simulation.
The thought process taught and information provided by this program will help in reducing instances of unsafe driving among new drivers.