Return to driving after traumatic brain injury : a British perspective
Brooks, N. and Hawley, Carol. (2005) Return to driving after traumatic brain injury : a British perspective. Brain Injury, Vol.19 (No.3). pp. 165-175. ISSN 0269-9052
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699050410001720004
Primary Objective: to identify current legal situation, and professional practice in assisting persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to return to safe driving after injury.
Methods and Procedures
A brief review of relevant literature, a description of the current statutory and quasi-statutory authorities regulating return to driving after TBI in the UK, and a description of the nature and resolution of clinical and practical dilemmas facing professionals helping return to safe driving after TBI. Each of the 15 UK mobility centres was contacted and literature requested; in addition a representative of each centre responded to a structured telephone survey.
Main Outcome and Results: The current situation in Great Britain is described, with a brief analysis of the strengths and weaknesses both of the current statutory situation, and also the practical situation (driving centres), with suggestions for improvements in practice.
Although brain injury may cause serious limitations in driving ability, previous drivers are not routinely assessed or advised regarding return to driving after TBI.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Brain -- Wounds and injuries, Head -- Wounds and injuries, Automobile driving -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Brain Injury|
|Publisher:||Taylor and Francis|
|Official Date:||March 2005|
|Page Range:||pp. 165-175|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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