Mobility beyond driving

Older people who are unable to drive need access to reliable, efficient, and effective transport options to enable them to meet their essential needs and undertake social and recreational activities. However, often the transport services available are inadequate, resulting in an inability to perform certain tasks which were previously undertaken easily as a driver. This can have a significant impact on a person’s well-being. Older people are also unlikely to plan for non-driving unless they are forced to do so by changes in circumstances. Many of these issues tend to be magnified among people with limited support networks and those living in rural or remote areas. RACV commissioned this report to gain a better understanding of the issues that older people face when they can no longer drive, and the extent to which older drivers are supported in their transition from driver to non-driver. The project included a scan of the literature; thirty interviews with older drivers, older former drivers and carers of older people who had ceased driving; and an online survey and paper questionnaires.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 40p
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 16/03

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643892
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 9780994566614
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 21 2017 11:43AM