The Geriatric Driver: Factors That Influence When to Stop Driving

This paper examines the factors that influence the decision of older drivers to cease driving. While teenage drivers have a higher accident rate than elderly drivers, the older drivers have a higher fatality rate. Physical and mental decline, including poor vision, cognitive impairments, and fatigue, is a major factor. Fear of loss of independence and autonomy can lead some older drivers to avoid screening tests and examinations that could lead to their licenses being revoked. Programs to improve stamina and fitness may allow some older drivers to continue driving, in some cases with restrictions on time of day or type of driving (e.g., no freeway driving).


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  • Accession Number: 01609707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2016 10:43AM