Special Issue "Vision and Driving Safety"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
Interests: driving safety; road behavior; distracted driving; binocular vision; visual impairment; aging
Interests: driving performance; driving safety; distracted driving; older drivers; visual impairment; visual tests; fitness to drive
According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.35 million people die each year as a result of road traffic crashes. Although traffic safety is traditionally assessed by numbers of accidents, driving involves interaction between driver, vehicle, and environment.
Vision is the fundamental sensory mechanism used for driving. The aging population is leading to an increase in the number of drivers with visual impairment due to different age-related ocular diseases. This visual impairment affects driving performance, behaviors, and safety.
Older drivers have shown a greater risk of a fatal crash per distance driven, poorer maintenance of the vehicle’s position in the lane, worse pedestrian detection, and more nighttime driving difficulties. However, they often develop compensatory strategies such as reducing speed, which could mitigate some of these effects as a result of a loss of key functional abilities.
On the other hand, distraction caused by the in-vehicle environment, such as mobile phone use, is a growing concern for road safety and may pose a greater risk to drivers with a deteriorated visual capacity.
The aim of this Special Issue is to find out which visual functions best represent the complexity of the driving environment. This could help to propose new criteria for visual examinations of drivers and thus improve road safety.
Researchers are invited to submit original research and review articles regarding any aspect of visual status of the driver or how visual impairment affects driving performance and safety risk. We also expect contributions about driver behavior or risk perception that influences road safety.
Dr. Carolina Ortiz
Dr. Sonia Ortiz-Peregrina
Assistant Guest Editor
Manuscript Submission Information
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- distracted driving
- driver behavior
- road signs visibility
- pedestrian safety
- visual impairment
- visual field loss
- ocular disease