The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL Ltd) was commissioned by the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Accessibility and Equalities Unit (AEU) to explore the issues surrounding use of observation devices by people with restricted neck, head or trunk movement. This group of people may find it difficult or painful to make observations during certain driving tasks, such as reversing or negotiating a junction, and may find it difficult to see into blind spots around the vehicle. This project consisted of a consultation of key stakeholders, review of available technologies, user survey, in-depth evaluation of selected devices, and user testing. This report details the full technical findings of the project with additional data and recommendations made regarding the use of the devices assessed, provision of information to users, training of users, design of the devices, and licensing policy.

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