In another thread, Chip posted
"A huge study in England several years ago measured
EVERYTHING that could be measured in a very large population
of older drivers. They compared about 30 parameters against
# of crashes. The ONLY measure that was correlated
(inversely) with # of crashes was IQ. Training, years of
experience, reaction time , eye acuity, road and paper
testing scores, nothing else correlated. "
Since it is likely that I will age and become an elderly driver some
I am wondering where I could find and quote this information or any
similar studies. Could be good info to have ready to send to
I have the actual article, as it was published in a
conference I presented at, buuut it is now hidden amongst a
lot of "retired" paperwork and will require a bit of time to
dig it out. I'll post it the next time I have to dig
through that stuff. Hope you won't be an elderly driver
A(nother) huge study in not-England several years ago showed
EVERYTHING that could go wrong will go... errr... not that.... IQ test
had little to do with intelligence, how productive someone is nor turn
out to be.
Never argued that IQ had to do with anything, just that it
correlated with # of crashes of older drivers. At least it
was something measurable.
BTW, Murphy's Law is absolute. I see it manifest itself
You'd have to define intelligence first. IQ correlates positively with
school performance, job performance, level of job, income etc. and
correlates negatively with adult criminality, poverty, unemployment,
dependence on welfare, children outside of marriage.
People who pretend IQ has nothing to do with intelligence tend to score
Thanks again for the info. However I am getting increasingly concerned
that such information will be needed more than ever in the US. The
point of interest is that there is no correlation with age. The anti-
correlation with IQ is extremely interesting, of course, but is not
likely to be usable in the new changed society coming into place in
the US since it could argue against equality of all people.So if you
can find that article, I surely will appreciate it!
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