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10.2.8 Practical driver assessments

A practical driver assessment is not considered to be a safe or reliable method of assessing the effects of disorders of vision on driving, especially the visual fields, as the driver’s response to emergency situations or various environmental conditions cannot be determined. Information about adaptation to visual field defects can be gained from visual field tests such as the Esterman.

A practical driver assessment may be helpful in assessing the ability to process visual information (refer to Part A section 2.3.1 Practical driver assessments).