OLDER DRIVER'S OPINION ABOUT WORK ZONE TRAFFIC CONTROL

Demographic studies in the U.S. have predicted a considerable increase in the percentage of elderly people for the next century, and hence a significant increase in the number of older drivers is expected. On the other hand, older drivers may have difficulties in more complex driving situations such as those occurring in work zones. As a result, more effective traffic control plans (TCP) for construction zones should consider older driver's needs and expectations. Thus, discerning traffic operation problems from older driver's perspective is irrefutably necessary. This paper discusses some of the findings of a questionnnaire given to 400 drivers, pertinent to the older driver's interpretation of work zone signs and messages, reaction to the messages, perception of work zone problems, and suggestions for improving work zone safety and efficiency.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00629460
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 29 1993 12:00AM