PEDESTRIAN SAFETY FOR THE ELDERLY. ROAD SAFETY COURSES FOR ELDERLY PEDESTRIANS. A MANUAL OF ADVICE FOR ROAD SAFETY OFFICERS

The aim of this manual is to encourage the provision of special courses in road safety for old people. The need for such courses is discussed, and tables show how the number and rate of fatal and injury accidents increase with age. Possible venues for such courses, are mentioned and a list is given of special considerations to be remembered by an instructor dealing with a group of elderly people. Topics are suggested, with regard to crossing the road, using subways or footbridges, central reservations, zebra and pelican crossings and signalized junctions. The need for explaining traffic signals, signs and road markings is discussed, and reference is made to some of the problems drivers have with pedestrians. The manual suggests ways in which the information given can be illustrated with practical instruction, gives a brief account of how publicity may be handled and an example of a typical specimen handout. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Environment, England

    2 Marsham Street
    London SW1P 3EB,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-1

Media Info

  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153933
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1981 12:00AM