The Ability to Drive Safely After a Severe Brain Injury Is Frequently Compromised

The Ability to Drive Safely After a Severe Brain Injury Is Frequently Compromised

A brief summary of current research.

Return to Driving After Severe Brain Injury: Increased Risk of Traffic Accidents and Personal Responsibility (2012)

Bivona, U, D'Ippolito, M, Giustini, M, Vignally, P, Longo, E, Taggi, F, and Formisano, R. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation: Vol. 27 (3), pp 210–215.

Half of the individuals in this study returned to driving following a severe traumatic brain injury. Sixty-three percent (63%) were involved in traffic accidents and were at fault in the majority of these accidents. The authors stress that safe driving should be a main goal of reintegration rehabilitation programs.

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Posted on BrainLine August 23, 2012

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