VEHICLES FOR OLDER PEOPLE

FAHRZEUGE FUER AELTERE MENSCHEN

The article presents a short survey of experience on the traffic involvement and capabilities of older people. Reference is made to physiological factors (e.g. decline of muscular strength), sensory factors (e.g. impairment of vision and hearing), and sensomotoric capabilities (optical orientation, reactions, ability to concentrate). The author draws up a list of technical aids for older drivers: improved rear view mirror; modifications to the size and design of important instruments; halogen headlamps; wide, low structure and correct adjustment of headlamps; rotatable seats, putting a lower limit on vehicle height, servo assisted steering, braking aids and automatic transmission. Most of the recommended aids are not specifically aimed at older people but at generally improving safety. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Tetzlaff Verlag GmbH

    Havelstrosse 9, Postfach 4006
    D-6100 Darmstadt 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • DONGES, E
  • Publication Date: 1980

Language

  • German

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM