Update Literature Review of the Effects of Medical Conditions on Driving

The objective of this project is to produce a document that summarizes, evaluates, and synthesizes recent research on the effects of a selected set of medical conditions on crashes, crash-related injuries, violations, and driving performance. The current project will contribute to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA’s) efforts to reduce crash fatalities and injuries involving drivers with chronic medical conditions by updating NHTSA’s periodic review and synthesis of research on the effects of medical conditions on driving performance. In 2005, NHTSA published a comprehensive review that included literature from 1960 through 2000, and a recent update that includes studies through 2011 was published this year. The current project will apply systematic review procedures to comprehensively identify and assess the quality of studies published between 2012 and the time of review (likely late 2020) that examine the effects of a set of medical conditions on driving (driving performance, crashes, fatalities, injuries, or violations). The results of the review will be documented in a final report that describes the included studies, aggregates findings across studies, and weighs study quality to provide a synthesis of the best evidence for the effects of a particular medical condition on driving. This report is intended to be used by health care practitioners who advise patients on driving, officials involved in licensing and driver medical reviews, and other researchers

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $368735
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTNH2216D00016

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:

      National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, D.C.  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Watson, Christine

    • Performing Organizations:

      TransAnalytics, LLC

      336 West Broad Street
      Quakertown, PA  United States  18951
    • Principal Investigators:

      Watson, Christine

    • Start Date: 20190517
    • Expected Completion Date: 20220930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: Behavioral Safety Research
    • Subprogram: Older Driver

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01718692
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    • Contract Numbers: DTNH2216D00016
    • Files: RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 2 2019 12:20PM