This article discusses some of the professional presentations made at the "Workshop on Highway Mobility and Safety of Older Drivers and Pedestrians" held in Washington, D.C. in June 1985. The workshop was sponsored by the Highway Users Federation and the Automotive Safety Foundation in cooperation with industry, private groups and government organizations. The speakers emphasized that while age alone was not an adequate measure of whether older individuals would have problems with safe travel, statistics show an increase in accidents for both drivers and pedestrians. Thus, more accidents as well as injuries that have a more devastating effect on their health have been noted. The workshop looked primarily at drivers 65 and older. The workshop proved that more research into problems associated with elderly drivers needs governmental support, which in turn should initiate changes in policies and practices.

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    TranSafety Incorporated

    2020 K Street, NW, Suite 350
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, R W G
  • Publication Date: 1986-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 4-5
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 4
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: TranSafety, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0884-612X

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  • Accession Number: 00454817
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1986 12:00AM