Year: 1990 Source: Psychological Reports, v.67, no.2, (October 1990), p.483-489 SIEC No: 19910257

Previous studies have shown a relationship between psychiatric illness & an increased risk for motor vehicle accidents. The authors of this study found that drivers with psychiatric diagnoses did not have more frequent single-car crashes, unsafe speed or failure to yield violation, & did not have less restraint than the matched controls. They do recommend, however, that persons with suicidal ideation be couselled against, or prevented from, driving. (VM)