Project: DEFINING THE CRITICAL MEASURES FOR ASSESSMENT OF DRIVING CHARACTERISTICS USING A STATIC ASSESSMENT RIG

Reference: R114A

Last update: 20/01/2006 13:57:45

Objectives

The overall objective is to define criteria against which to compare the performance measurements of people attending for a functional assessment of fitness to drive.

The specific objectives are as follows:

- develop normative data on a range of driving characteristics from the non-disabled driving population and from the population of disabled drivers using vehicle control adaptations.

- Obtain a range of acceptable braking and steering force measurement, below which vehicle adaptation is likely to be required.

- Validate the measures and criteria through an experimental study.

Description

The project is to meet the Department's policy objective of promoting mobility and reducing exclusion, through enabling disabled and older people to travel safely using cars.

In particular it aims to meet the sub-objectives of working with mobility centres to ensure that they deliver to consistent standards and to impvoe the techniques for fuctional assessment of fitness to drive.

Contractor(s)

TRL Limited
Crowthorne House, Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3GA
+44 (0)1344 773131

Contract details

Cost to the Department: £103,850.00

Actual start date: 23 February 2005

Expected completion date: 30 October 2006