Use of Alternative Forms of Transport in Older Drivers in the Suburban Outskirts of Sydney

Retirement from driving is a major life decision and can result in loss of independent mobility. We investigated the impact of an individualized safe mobility program on alternative transport use among 380 drivers aged 75+ years resident in the suburban outskirts of Sydney in a RCT. The use of alternative transport was low, regardless of public transport accessibility and did not increase with the Behind The Wheel program which provided individual advice about transport. This study suggests that it is difficult to shift patterns of transport use amongst residents of outer suburban areas who rely on driving for transport.

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  • Pagination: 2p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2017 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 10-12 October, Perth, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01661817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 1 2018 10:08AM