TWO N.C. PROGRAMS FOR ASSURING THE SAFE MOBILITY OF OLDER DRIVERS: ALTERNATIVE TRANSPORTATION AND DRIVER MEDICAL EVALUATION
The focus for this three year project has been the development of local resources for safe transportation for older people. The goals of the final year's work were to: develop a manual to be used by any counties seeking to implement a 'Transportation Needs Assessment for Older People'; develop a brochure that might be distributed within each county that would have county specific information on alternative transportation resources available to older people; disseminate information about the project to make counties aware of the availability of manuals and brochure covers; and examine the crash risk of older drivers in the medical evaluation program to determine if the presence of a secondary or co-morbid condition increases crash risk and the extent to which restrictions that are placed by the Department of Motor Vehicles on older drivers have resulted in reductions in their crash and violation involvement.
- This study was funded by the North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Research Program.
University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
- POPKIN, C L
- Stewart, J R
- Martell, C
- Little, C
- Publication Date: 1991-9
- Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 40 p.
- TRT Terms: Aged drivers; Counties; Diseases and medical conditions; Evaluation; Information dissemination; Modal diversion; Needs assessment; Risk assessment; Safety programs
- Geographic Terms: North Carolina
- Old TRIS Terms: Accident risks; Alternative transportation
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor;
- Accession Number: 00722129
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: HSRC-PR182,, Final Report
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 12 1996 12:00AM