Conference Proceeding

Translating Laboratory Measures to Real-World Outcomes: Application of the 
UFOV® Test in an Insurance Company Setting

Authors
  • Lesley Ross (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL)
  • David Vance (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL)
  • Karlene Ball (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL)
  • Leslie Cak (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL)
  • Michelle Ackerman (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL)
  • David Benz (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL)
  • David Ball (University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL)

Abstract

Poor performance on the Useful Field of View (UFOV® test) has been linked to negative driving outcomes, such as crashes. The UFOV® test was given to a sample of drivers 75+ years across the state of Alabama (N=2235) as a means of attaining a reduction in insurance rates if successful on the test. Results revealed that retrospectively, participants who failed the assessment were 1.65 times more likely to have an at-fault crash and 1.66 times more likely to have an at-fault insurance claim in the previous five years as compared to participants who passed the assessment. Prospectively, these same participants were 1.85 times more likely to have an at-fault crash and 2.73 times more likely to have an at-fault claim in the subsequent 1.29 years after assessment as compared to participants who passed the assessment. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first translational study to investigate the impact of offering an insurance discount for passing such an assessment on prospective at-fault crashes and at-fault insurance claims.

How to Cite:

Ross, L. & Vance, D. & Ball, K. & Cak, L. & Ackerman, M. & Benz, D. & Ball, D., (2011) “Translating Laboratory Measures to Real-World Outcomes: Application of the 
UFOV® Test in an Insurance Company Setting”, Driving Assessment Conference 6(2011), 270-276. doi: https://doi.org/10.17077/drivingassessment.1407

Rights: Copyright © 2011 the author(s)

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Published on
29 Jun 2011
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