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An association with vision loss and vehicular crashes has been shown in older adult drivers.

Sims, Richard V., Gerald McGwin, Richard M. Allman, Karlene Ball, and Cynthia Owsley. Exploratory Study of Incident Vehicle Crashes Among Older Drivers. Journal of Gerontology. 2000; 55(1): M22-7. http://biomed.gerontologyjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/55/1/M22

Reference

Title
Exploratory Study of Incident Vehicle Crashes Among Older Drivers
Publication
Journal of Gerontology
Publication Date
2000
Authors
Sims, Richard V., Gerald McGwin, Richard M. Allman, Karlene Ball, and Cynthia Owsley
Volume & Issue
Volume 55, Issue 1
Pages
M22-7
URL
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