Older drivers may not have a greater risk of intersection crashes than drivers in younger age groups

Crash patterns for older drivers/riders were examined using ten years of crash data from New Zealand and every jurisdiction in Australia. Consistent with the literature, older drivers/riders had a higher proportional rate of intersection-type crashes. However, once population numbers and numbers of licensed drivers were controlled for, older drivers/riders were not found to have a higher rate of intersection crashes than those in younger age groups. Intersections do not pose any greater risk of a crash to older adults. Nonetheless, given their frailty, intersection safety measures are still needed to improve safety for older drivers/riders.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 3p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 2018 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 3-5 October, Sydney, New South Wales

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01704266
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 2 2019 2:18PM