Study on Measures to Reduce Car Accidents of Elderly Pedestrians by Analyzing Their Behavior

In 2012, there were 28,185 car accidents injuring seniors over age 65, and 1,864 of them got killed. The number of accidents rose 6.4% and the death toll rose 8.1% from the previous year. It is in contrast to the overall car accident trend in Korea; it has declined in recent years. However, the number of car accidents of the elderly pedestrians has surged in recent years. It is because the elderly population in Korea is rising, exposing more and more seniors to the risk of car accidents. In general, many seniors have the following physical characteristics: vision and hearing impairment; taking more time to determine and react; being less careful and walking more slowly than other age groups. Such physical characteristics increase their risks of car accidents while walking. In preparation for upcoming aging society, this study has conducted an observation and survey of the elderly pedestrians. The purpose is to provide measures to reduce the car accidents of the elderly population.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Illustrations; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the 25th World Road Congress - Seoul 2015: Roads and Mobility - Creating New Value from Transport

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01715853
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9782840604235
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2019 2:14PM