The state of North Dakota, like the remainder of the country, expects to experience an increase in the older driver population. In fact, North Dakota will most likely have a higher percentage of older drivers than the nation as a whole, as the state has historically had a percentage of its population age 65 and over that is higher than the percentage for the nation as a whole. With these trends as background, the present study attempted to summarize key issues that relate to older drivers in North Dakota. The study included (1) an analysis of some local accident statistics involving older drivers, (2) interviews with a sample of the older drivers involved in these accidents, and (3) a literature review of key studies and reports dealing with older drivers. The literature review focused on four areas: (A) Information dissemination as a way to increase safety among older drivers; (B) Licensing issues for older drivers; (C) Training for older drivers; and (D) Making intersections and roadways safer for older drivers. Recommendations for addressing the older driver situation are made throughout the report.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Integrated Research Group

    2108 South University Drive
    Fargo, ND  United States  58103
  • Authors:
    • Klenow, D J
    • Youngs Jr, G
    • Davison, K
  • Publication Date: 1989-1-12

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00607612
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 30 1991 12:00AM