1988-11-01

Problems of Nighttime Visibility and Glare for Older Drivers 881756

This paper examines age-related changes in the visual system that may have a significant effect on the ability to drive at night. It begins with a description of changes in the eyes that occur with age and then explains how these changes reduce the ability to see low-contrast objects and increase the effects of glare. The results of a number of studies are described. The paper concludes with a section describing certain measures that can be taken to reduce these effects.

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