DRIVING EXPERIENCE, AGE AND DRIVING APTITUDE

FAHRERFAHRUNG - LEBENSALTER - FAHREIGNUNG

THIS PAPER INVESTIGATED QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE RELATION BETWEEN DRIVING EXPERIENCE, AGE AND DRIVING APTITUDE BY MEANS OF A COMPREHENSIVE LITERARY STUDY. IT ESTABLISHES THE EXISTENCE OF SUCH A RELATION AND INDICATES THE FUNDAMENTAL RISKS INVOLVED FOR BEGINNER DRIVERS OF ALL AGE GROUPS WHEN COMPARED WITH EXPERIENCED DRIVERS. YOUNG AND AGING BEGINNER DRIVERS, THAT IS, DRIVERS IN THE 18-25 AGE GROUP AND DRIVERS OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE, ARE PARTICULARLY AT RISK. HERE IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT NOT ALL DRIVERS IN THE 18-25 AGE GROUP ARE EXPOSED TO THE SAME RISKS. CERTAIN DRIVERS ARE PARTICULARLY ACCIDENT PRONE AND IN THEIR CASE, UNFAVOURABLE DEVELOPMENTAL COMPONENTS ARE ESPECIALLY PRONOUNCED. THE SAME APPLIES TO DRIVERS OVER 60 YEARS OF AGE. IN THE CASE OF YOUNG DRIVERS THESE COMPONENTS INCLUDE IMPULSIVENESS AND EGOCENTRICITY WHEREAS THE MAIN COMPONENTS RELEVANT TO DRIVERS OVER 60 ARE LACK OF RESILIENCE AND POOR REFLEX ACTION. THE PAPER DOES NOT CONCLUSIVELY ANSWER THE QUESTION AS TO WHICH OF THE TWO COMPONENTS AGE AND DRIVING EXPERIENCE HAS THE GREATER INFLUENCE ON DRIVING BEHAVIOUR. THESE ARE HOWEVER INDICATIONS TO THE EFFECT THAT AGE PREDOMINATES IN THIS RESPECT.

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01304559
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • ISBN: 392105981X
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 9:59AM