Can high-risk older drivers be identified through performance-based measures in a Department of Motor Vehicles setting?

Publication: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Lab/University: University of Alabama, Birmingham, Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research on Aging and Mobility
Author: Ball KK, Roenker DL, Wadley VG, Edwards JD, Roth DL, McGwin G Jr, Raleigh R, Joyce JJ, Cissell GM, Dube T

This study of nearly 2000 people 55 and over showed that performance on Posit Science programs is predictive of future at-fault crashes in older adults. Cognitive performance, in particular, is a salient predictor of subsequent crash involvement in older adults. Those who perform poorly in the training are twice as likely to crash than those who perform well.