Vision Impairment and Fitness to Drive

  • Fildes, Brian (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Charlton, Judith (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Muir, Carlyn (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Odell, Morris (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • O'Day, Justin (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Rizzo, Matthew (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Sparke, Laurie (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Vision is fundamental to driving. Intuitively vision impairments will significantly affect fitness to drive. However the relationship between vision and crash risk is not well understood and current tests are unreliable. This study will describe the way in which specific vision conditions affect driving performance. The study will examine the effects of visual field loss on drivers' ability to monitor information, allocate attention and minimise the effect of distractions. Outcomes of the study will enable the development of evidence-based guidelines for assesment of vision for driving and effective countermeasures to enhance mobility and reduce crash risk.
Effective start/end date20/03/0630/06/09


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD314,866.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD22,690.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD72,444.00
  • General Motors Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd: AUD90,000.00
  • Roads Corporation (trading as VicRoads) (Victoria) : AUD60,000.00
  • Vagverket (Swedish Road Administration)
  • Land Transport Safety Authority - New Zealand: AUD64,500.00