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Color defective drivers and safety.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1641229     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
At least seven million drivers in North American cannot reliably identify red and green lights. The common assumption by traffic authorities that no serious problems exist is contradicted by the data on color vision, the testimonies of color defective drivers, studies under controlled conditions, and by reliable accident statistics. Color defective drivers can be provided with the same measure of traffic light safety as for normals. Brake lights on vehicles can be made equally effective for color defectives. Suggestions are provided to help those with color defective vision to compensate for their problems.
Authors:
M G Whillans; M J Allen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optometry and vision science : official publication of the American Academy of Optometry     Volume:  69     ISSN:  1040-5488     ISO Abbreviation:  Optom Vis Sci     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-09-03     Completed Date:  1992-09-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904931     Medline TA:  Optom Vis Sci     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  463-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Optometry, Indiana University, Bloomington.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Traffic / prevention & control,  statistics & numerical data
Automobile Driving*
Color Vision Defects / epidemiology*
Equipment Safety
Eye Protective Devices
Humans
North America / epidemiology
Safety*

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