Towards an Understanding of the Full Spectrum of Travel-Related Injuries among Older People

The development of a traffic system that is age-attuned needs to take account of both mobility and safety issues, in particular in terms of interventions which lead to a change in the relative proportion of modes of transport utilized, as has been postulated for the impact of medical screening of older drivers. Statistics for travel-related injury have been dominated by impacts between motorized vehicles and either other motorized vehicles or unprotected road users to the point of neglecting other significant forms of traffic-related injury. This review of research in two emerging areas of concern – non-collision injuries in public transport and single pedestrian accidents – confirms that both of these causes of death and injury in traffic require further research and monitoring in traffic injury prevention. Although the research base is slender, the data is consistently suggestive of significant need for both concern and further research, and to ensure that the factors underlying these accidents are addressed so as to enhance preserved safe mobility for older Europeans.

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  • Accession Number: 01599549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 2016 10:47AM