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The effects of car window tinting on visual performance: A comparison of elderly and young drivers

Burns, Nicholas; Nettelbeck, Ted; White, Michael; Willson, Jacqueline


A major concern in allowing the tinting of car front side windows to 35% visible light transmittance (VLT) is that tasks performed through these windows often require the rapid detection of low-contrast, unilluminated targets. If the tinting interferes with detection of targets then road safety may be compromized. Speed of cognitive and visual processing declines with age; performance on backward pattern masking tasks can indicate this slowing in processing speed. Two experiments compared...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Ergonomics
DOI: 10.1080/001401399185577


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