Cure Attempted for 'Bad Driving' Disease

by Kathy Jones on  July 17, 2011 at 8:48 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
It has emerged that a Chinese doctor is attempting to cure the country of bad driving by treating it like a disease.

Dr Jin Huiqing has been trying to find gene markers for bad drivers in China for the past one year.
 Cure Attempted for 'Bad Driving' Disease
Cure Attempted for 'Bad Driving' Disease

He has spent nearly three decades trying to figure out why some motorists seemed more accident- prone than others.

He also sold his research on road safety programme to the Chinese municipalities.

Dr Jin's company, Anhui Sanlian Group, developed a three-pronged approach to road safety involving a series of tests to screen drivers, training with simulators and using surveillance cameras to closely monitor roads for traffic problems.

Jinan adopted the system proposed by the Jin's company and police admitted that traffic deaths in the city have fallen by a third in the past five years.

Dr. Jin also studied the records of Chinese bus, van and taxi drivers, conducted neurological tests on them and examined hundreds of blood samples.

"Cars can be fitted with the highest levels of equipment: safety belts, air bags, and so on. Roads can be more regulated. But people, how can you help them become better? People still need to be controlled, they must face restrictions", the Telegraph quoted Jin, as saying.

Jin tries to target the root cause of accidents by identifying the physical or psychological traits of poor drivers, such as risk-taking or poor response time under stress, and keeping them off the streets or ensuring they get adequate training.

He said the cost of traffic casualties is so high in China that accident-prone people should at least be barred from driving commercially.

According to the World Health Organization, traffic accidents are the leading cause of death of the Chinese people aged between 15 to 44 years.

Source: ANI

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