Model Driver Screening and Evaluation Program
Volume III: Guidelines for Motor Vehicle Administrators


Technical Report Documentation Page

1. Report No.
 DOT HS 809 581
2. Government Accession No.
3. Recipient's Catalog No.
4. Title and Subtitle

Model Driver Screening and Evaluation Program
Final Technical Report
Volume III: Guidelines for Motor Vehicle Administrators

5. Report Date
May 2003
6. Performing Organization Code
7. Author(s)

Loren Staplin and Kathy H. Lococo
*Authors are presently employees of TransAnalytics

8. Performing Organization Report No.


9. Performing Organization Name and Address

The Scientex Corporation
2000 14th Street North, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201

TransAnalytics, LLC 
1722 Sumneytown Pike, Box 328, Kulpsville, PA 19443

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)
11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Office of Research and Traffic Records
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 
400 Seventh Street, S.W., Room 6240
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered
Final Technical Report
14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes
COTR: Ms. Esther Wagner, NTS-30 and Dr. John Eberhard, NTS-31
16. Abstract

These Guidelines present an update of report number DOT HS 807 853 published in August 1992. They reflect current understanding of the relationship between functional capabilities and driving impairment gained through review of existing medical review programs, and the experience of jurisdictions in implementing pilot screening and evaluation activities. The results of the Maryland Pilot Older Driver Study are relied upon most extensively in the identification of procedures that can be recommended as most valid and feasible for implementation by jurisdictional (State and Provincial) driver licensing agencies. Practical, technical, and administrative issues associated with the development and implementation of a screening program for the detection of functionally-impaired drivers are addressed in these guidelines. A summary of the research syntheses and empirical findings that support these guidelines may be found in Volumes 1 and 2 of the Final Technical Report for NHTSA contract number DTNH22-96-C-05140, “Model Driver Screening and Evaluation Program.” Additional supporting documentation is provided in the Safe Mobility for Older People Notebook, report number DOT HS 808 853, published in April 1999.

17. Key Words

Driver, Age, Functional Impairment, Functional Testing, Road Test, Licensing, Restriction, Visual Ability, Mental Ability, Physical Ability, Counseling Remediation, Education, Training, Public Health, Safety

18. Distribution Statement

No restrictions. This document is available to the public through the National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA 22161.

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21. No. of Pages


22. Price
Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72) Reproduction of completed page authorized