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5.1.2 Evidence of crash risk

There is limited published data on the risk of a crash or loss of control of a vehicle due to musculoskeletal disorders. While several studies describe driving difficulties experienced by people with physical impairment affecting the musculoskeletal system, the evidence suggests there is only a slightly increased risk of crash associated with these disorders. This may be attributed to drivers’ ability to compensate for physical impairments while driving or, as for various other conditions, it may be due to self-limiting of driving by people with these conditions.