Comprehensive driving assessment; Driving evaluation
Driving assessment consists of two components. First, an assessment of cognitive abilities, frequently using neuropsychological testing, which should include evaluation of attention, reaction time, executive functions such as judgment, reasoning, and spatial skills. These assessments result in recommendations for adaptive equipment and skills training. Training can include the use of driving simulators prior to on-the-road training. If passed, the second component is an on-the-road test, which assesses basic skills and safety in a variety of traffic conditions.
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