U.S. policies to enhance older driver safety: A systematic review of the literature

This article features a review of literature regarding state policies about older drivers, examining which policies reduce driver crashes effectively and which areas require further research. The examined policies include those on medical reporting and review, license renewal, and driver testing. Twenty-nine studies were examined, twenty-two of which focused on license renewal and seven on medical reporting. Requirements for in-person license renewal were associated with reduced risk of fatal crashes. License restrictions were connected to fewer miles driven per week. Intensive renewal requirements including a medical report to the licensing authority led to delicensure. Since driving is often essential to mobility and quality of life, the authors recommend that more research is needed.

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  • Accession Number: 01500243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 2013 12:58PM